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Cosmosphere to Receive SPRINT Grant


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Cosmosphere is set to receive a $700,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce as part of the State Park Revitalization and Investment in Notable Tourism (SPRINT) program. This funding opportunity seeks to revitalize the tourism sector in Kansas in the wake of the pandemic by funding the development and improvement of tourism-focused businesses and tourism agencies throughout the state of Kansas.

“As one of the state’s major tourist destinations, the Cosmosphere is honored to have been selected as a recipient of funding through the state’s SPRINT grant,” said Jim Remar, Cosmosphere CEO and President, “The funds will allow the Cosmosphere to complete projects that will improve the overall quality of the visitor’s experience.”

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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.