Train like an astronaut at Dodge City Science Day


The Cosmosphere will offer the chance to win a ride on an authentic Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT) as part of dozens of activities it’s bringing from Hutchinson to Dodge City on June 2 for Dodge City Science Day.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dodge City Civic Center, Cosmosphere Science Educators will demonstrate the operation of underwater robotic vehicles; the use of a geocache; an explosive history of rocketry; how to cope with the challenges of living in space and even a tasty way to remember the phases of the moon while eating Oreo cookies!

Many more Cosmosphere activities will be offered including an interactive astronomy presentation and a solar system bracelet to take home. This free event is open to the public and will offer visitors the opportunity to see and experience a number of space science activities, demonstrations and displays.

Visitors to the event will also be able to see displays from the Cosmosphere’s museum collection—including a historic mission control console from Johnson Space Center and several examples of astronaut food.

A free pizza lunch (while supplies last) will also be offered.

The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is 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 the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce 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; a newly renovated Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily.

For more information on the Dodge City Science Day, please contact Tracey Tomme, Cosmosphere COO at 620.665.9332 or via email at

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