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Cosmosphere, Hutchinson

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Explore the second-biggest space artifact collection in the world when you visit Cosmosphere. View spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions, as well as the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. See a moon rock from Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, and a real lunar rover. Stop by Dr. Goddard's Lab for a live science presentation or the Carey Digital Dome Theater to watch a film. To visit Cosmosphere on your trip to Hutchinson, use our Hutchinson itinerary planner.
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  • The Cosmosphere is one of a kind and on a par with other Smithsonian museums; however, it is much more than just a great space museum. It also is a place of education - where learning is fun and very ...  more »
  • We spent almost 6 hours exploring this museum. Areas just seem to go on and on with more and more interesting information. Museum contains lots of full size exhibits including early rockets, an actual...  more »
  • This could be an amazing museum full of fun and education. The staff didn't really seem to know a lot, from basic questions to running the show. We stood for 20 minutes waiting to get into one theater...  more »
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  • This museum is absolutely amazing. The amount of history and detail is perfect. There's a wonderful planetarium and great theatre inside. As large as this museum is now, it's amazing that it all started off as a chicken coop!
  • Came here with some of my Aerospace class group. Wasn't really excited to come here since it was in a town that I had never even heard of before. However, the place is absolutely stunning! They have some really genuine stuff here ,with a real SR-71 and the Apollo 13 capsule being the best point of interest. Definitely worth the visit!
  • The Cosmosphere is a fantastic place for anyone who likes space exploration, aviation or history. The museum is laid out to tell a story of how the world became interested in space, engineered the means to get there and ultimately, traveled beyond Earth. The collection of space artifacts would be impressive for any museum, let alone a small town in Kansas. They have space capsules from the Mercury and Apollo programs as well as V-1 and V-2 rockets. I've visited several times and learned something new every time. The gift shop has plenty of cool science toys and space exploration memorabilia. If you're in Hutchinson or Wichita, check out the Cosmosphere!
  • Really cool space exhibits. A bit expensive. Clean museum. Not so conveniently located in Hutchinson.
  • To be honest, I didn't make it past the lobby - we got there late and there was a special event that was going on, so we didn't get to go to see the museum. This is a review of the lobby area, outside they have a rocket (see my picture), along with an engine. Inside the lobby they have a real SR-71 tilted at like a 45 degree angle - very cool. They also have a mock-up of a space shuttle. Gift shop has a variety of stuff some kind of hokey. Plan to go back one day.