The Cosmosphere International Sci-Ed Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, Kansas. Its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering and asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends; a newly renovated Planetarium and Dr. Goddard's Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily.
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Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Topic(s):Electricity, Forces, Energy, Green, Health, Simple Machines, Sounds/Music, Space/Transportation, Sports/ Games, Technology/Materials
Fun Fact:In 1982, the National Society of Professional Engineers recognized the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center as one of the 10 outstanding Engineering Achievements in the U.S., the only museum to receive that award. In the same year, the museum brought home the International Academy of Aerospace Design's Triebech Trophy for outstanding exhibit design. "