Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

1100 N. Plum St.
Hutchinson, KS 67501- Map It
(620) 662-2305

AAA Editor Notes

Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is at 1100 N. Plum St. The facility features the Hall of Space Museum, Carey Digital Dome Theater, Justice Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab and changing exhibitions. Highlights include the Apollo 13 command module, an outstanding exhibit of space suits and one of the largest collections of Russian space artifacts outside Moscow. Early space exploration is detailed through exhibits about Germany’s V-1 and V-2 rockets and Russia’s Sputnik programs. U.S. space artifacts include Gemini X and a full-scale replica of the space shuttle. Various films are shown on a 44-foot dome screen; the planetarium presents programs about stars and space. Live shows at Dr. Goddard’s Lab demonstrate the principles of rocket science. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
$26; $23 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $17 (ages 4-12). Museum only $13; $11.50 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $10 (ages 4-12). Single venue (Carey Digital Dome Theater, Justice Planetarium or Dr. Goddard's Lab) $6-$7.50; $6-$7.50 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $6-$6.50 (ages 4-12).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-7, Sun. noon-7, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Thurs. 9-5, Fri.-Sat. 9-7, Sun. noon-6, rest of year. Films, planetarium and Dr. Goddard's Lab demonstrations are presented daily. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.