Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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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What an incredible find! Many fascinating exhibits with an emphasis on the Space-Race and the US / Russian Cold War. A great deal of era memorabilia including a Titan ll Launch Center a Blackbird SR-7... read more »
Has really interesting and unique historical information. Something that is really unique to Hutchinson.
I underestimated the Cosmosphere before I went there. I was expecting another collection of rockets and space artifacts. What's different here is that they show the parallel developments in space trav... read more »
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!
What a great way to spend an afternoon and learn a lot about the space race. Very informative displays with lots of historical information. Loved learning about the soviet space program and the Apollo 13 capsule is really something to see. I look forward to visiting again.
One word....Blackbird. The first thing you see in the lobby. It gets better after that. The 2nd largest collection of space artifacts in the United States.
Absolutely, positively has to be on any fan of space travel or the SR71 Blackbird must see list. There are so many original pieces of history here it's breath taking. Standing next to Apollo 13 gave me goosebumps. And the SR-71, well that is just amazing. We've been to Kennedy Space Center and this is on par and in some ways, exceeds the exhibit design
A must see if you are near Hutchinson, Kansas. We visited here after going to Strateca the underground salt museum. This is the first IMAX theater that I ever experienced at a child. This is a true IMAX experience. I have been other places and it's just not the same. The true experience that I speak of only comes from a domed screen and chairs that you can lean back in. This will give you a sense of vertigo, depth, and immersion with the whole experience. If you have never been to a domed IMAX, then give it a go. You won't be disappointed. The museum is really good too. Plus, the gift shop is huge. We love this place and we will go back.
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