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Cosmosphere, Hutchinson

#1 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Kansas
Must see · Science Museum · History Museum
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. Using our world travel planner, Hutchinson attractions like Cosmosphere can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • As someone who lived through the cold war and the space race that was a part of it, it was a great experience to relive those bygone days. There's lots to see here and lots to learn if you've never.....  more »
  • My husband and I are huge Air and Space fans. This museum was such an experience in the Cold War and early space history. Of particular interest was the early rocket experiments in Nazi, Germany...  more »
  • Hadn't been in several years, being back brought up many fond memories from my teenage years. I brought two small children with me on this visit. While some things didn't interest them all that much, they had an absolute blast. They really enjoyed the museum and how close you are able to get to real rockets. Both were sound asleep within 10 minutes of leaving. We ate lunch on-site. They offer several different options and they are all reasonably priced. The three of us ate lunch for about $18. If you're looking for a souvenir, the gift shop has a decent mix if items. I was able to buy a shot glass, one kiddo got a stuffed space shuttle and the other got a telescope. The store also carries toys, books, apparel, meteorite pieces, writing utensils and many other space and Cosmophere related items. If I remember correctly there are only 7 items in the entire museum that are "fake"...can you spot them?
  • This place is fantastic. It has so much to see and learn. I'm sure coming here will inspire a young person to pursue their dream of reaching the stars. We need dreamers who work hard to reach their goals.

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