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Cosmosphere Joins Blue Star Museum Initiative


HUTCHINSON, Kan. –  This summer, the Cosmosphere joins museums across the nation in the Blue Star Museum initiative, a program which provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. Military personnel and their families. This year, the program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, and will end on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.

“Cosmosphere is grateful for the service of these men and women and proud to welcome them and their families to experience our Hall of Space Museum,” said Mimi Meredith, the Cosmosphere’s Senior Vice President of Communication and Chief Development Officer.

The free admission program is available to those currently serving in the United States Military and up to five family members. Qualifying members must show proper identification for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

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The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. Located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS, its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s 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 Next Generation Science Standards. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater, offering daily documentary showings, a digital Planetarium, Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations, and CosmoKids an interactive STEM area for children accompanied by an adult.