Feb 22, 2024

Cosmosphere announces Spring Break activities

Posted Feb 22, 2024 10:45 AM


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Spring Break Splashdown is taking place March 8 through 17 at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, KS.

Those 10 days encompass spring breaks for many Kansas schools, and the Cosmosphere will be open every day during that period with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Events include:

Spring Into STEM Camp, is a STEM-based day camp for fourth through sixth grade students that takes place on March 11-15 during Spring Break. Students will conduct a mission in the Cosmosphere’s capsule-based simulator Astralis, launch experiments as high as fifteen miles on a high altitude balloon, and meet astronaut Steve Swanson in person.

To register, visit cosmo.org/cosmosphere_camps/spring-into-stem.

Guided tours of the Hall of Space Museum take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on March 9 and 16. These Docent Guided Tours offer insight into the Hall of Space collection and highlight the dramatic history of U.S. and Soviet space exploration. Tours are free with Hall of Space admission ticket.

Coffee at the Cosmo, a free public lecture series with coffee and refreshments, will take place March 21 at 9 a.m. in the Banquet Room. Shannon Whetzel, the Cosmosphere’s curator, presents “Sally Ride: Cosmic Trailblazer.”

Also, the Cosmosphere will show Kung Fu Panda 4 at the Carey Digital Dome Theater starting on its release date, March 8. The movie will play at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through March 17.

For tickets and more information, visit cosmo.org or call 800-397-0330.

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