Welcome to Hutchinson

Located on the beautiful Kansas Prairie, Hutchinson is your one-stop destination for family fun and adventure. Here, you can catch a basketball tournament, be immersed in the history of the space race, head underground for a subterranean adventure, zip down a waterslide, shop at a trendy boutique, and dine at one of our locally-owned restaurants.

With world-class attractions, entertainment, culture, and outdoor recreation - Hutchinson has something for everyone.

Families will enjoy exploring the Cosmosphere’s hands-on science exhibits, splashing around in our free water parks, savoring a picnic at the zoo, exploring our nature center, taking a bike ride, and cheering on their favorite sports teams.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find that Hutchinson is the perfect spot to set up camp when spending the weekend fishing, biking, or hiking.

Thrill seekers can also find their home in Hutchinson. Prepare to head 650-feet underground to explore the dark caverns of a working salt mine or meet exotic wildlife at the Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm.

Those who simply want to relax will enjoy staying in one of our newly built or renovated hotels, having a spa treatment in town, playing a round of golf, and ending the day at one of our fine restaurants.

Whatever you are looking for – you’ll find it in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Location Map

Blue Star museum program

The Cosmosphere is proud to be participating in Blue Star Museums, which provides free admission to our Hall of Space Museum to our nation’s active-duty military personnel (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps) and up to five family members. The Blue Star Museum program begins Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022 and ends Labor Day, September 5, 2022.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. 

Visit cosmo.org for more information.

 

Social Media