We’re GO for launch as 2020 marks the 35th year of Cosmosphere Camps! Featuring brand NEW (only one of its kind) Astralis capsule-based simulator, NEW hands-on activities and NEW exciting missions!

Cosmosphere Camps gets the space-party started with our Young Explorer’s Camps—where elementary-aged explorers will learn about space science through fun and educational hands-on learning.

Once in 7th grade, Cosmosphere Campers will begin training for the Ad Astra Program. This program is designed to inspire campers to pursue their career dreams while focusing on building necessary life skills, like overcoming challenges and working within a team setting. The Ad Astra Program progresses “Astro Recruits” through a series of space-oriented missions, building on STEAM principles and life-skills honed during earlier camp experiences. From learning how to program robots, to planning for life on another planet and training in Cosmosphere Camp simulators like the 4-G centrifuge and the NEW Astralis capsule-based simulator—Cosmosphere Camps promise to propel eager Astro Recruits into their futures.

And don’t forget about our Travel Experiences! These experiences in Texas and California aren’t camps, they’re super fun, behind-the-scenes adventures that only the Cosmosphere can provide!

Ignite curiosity, train like an astronaut and launch into STEAM learning–ALL at the Cosmosphere!

Learn about all the camp opportunities from the CAMP PAGE or download and print a summary of all camp details, CLICK HERE.



OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Inspiring Innovation Through Science Education and Honoring the History of Space Exploration.

The Cosmosphere International Science Education Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection includes the largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian space artifacts in the world, thus allowing the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any other museum.

Camp experiences and educational opportunities offered at the Cosmosphere fully immerse participants in aerospace centered learning which meets Next Generation Science and Common Core curriculum standards and focuses on future career pathways, introducing students to the power of wondering—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. Other attractions include a state-of-the-art Planetarium, allowing visitors to fly among the stars and a totally renovated Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where participants can experience live science demonstrations daily. Coming March 2020, the NEW CosmoKids interactive area bringing STEAM experiences to even the youngest Cosmosphere visitor.

“With the Cosmosphere’s legacy of applied science education
and now even more emphasis on STE(A)M,
it is my hope that some youth will become tomorrow’s inspired leaders.”
– Fred Haise, Apollo 13 Astronaut

Visit www.cosmo.org for more information or to see a schedule of upcoming events.

"Something that I wished I had learned at a far younger age: when you need help ask for it; from your teachers, from your peers, from your parents, anyone; you can’t experience everything on your own, so don’t be afraid to ask for help."
- Sean Munson, Cosmosphere Camp Alumnus and Nuclear Electronics Technician for the U.S. Navy