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Cosmosphere, Hutchinson

4.8
#4 of 62 in Museums in Kansas
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. By using our Hutchinson road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Cosmosphere and other attractions in Hutchinson.
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  • We only had one afternoon in Hutchinson and had originally planned to visit Strataca in town, but it turned out to be closed for repairs. The gentleman there suggested we visit the Cosmosphere instead...  more »
  • Had no idea we would be there all day. As good or better than the Space Center at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy in Florida. Loved the science demo and planetarium show and the IMAX. So many original space ca...  more »
  • Great Museum - Wonderful history and Amazing Artifacts. Be prepared to spend a lot of time there - so much to see!  more »
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  • I can't believe we stumbled upon such an amazing place! We were doing a cross country road trip and I wanted to see an SR-71. That is how we found the Cosmosphere, but it is so much more! The museum is so well done, the story of the space program from all sides is so well told. From Hitler in the V-1 and V-2 Rockets, through the cold war, and the space race, right up to modern day. This museum is amazing and I highly encourage you to spend at least 3-5 hours exploring, it is well worth it.
  • This is truly a gem unearthed in the flint hills of Kansas! This Smithonian quality museum experience is second to none. More people need to take the time to drive to Hutchinson to learn about mankind’s journey into space and to the moon!
  • Very well done displays in the museum. If you read signage, give yourself plenty of time for a history and physics lesson. The dr. Goddard show was great, the other shows were good but more geared towards youth.
  • I couldn't recommend this place more. I wanted to visit not knowing what to expect. The downstairs gallery is world class with highly detailed and informative exhibits and rare documents and spacecraft from history. An easy 1 hour drive from Wichita and well worth the trip.
  • A must see for any space nerd or history buff. The museum is deceivingly large so make sure to budget plenty of time here. The amount of information and space artifacts located here truly makes this museum a hidden treasure.

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