Spring into school break with events at Cosmosphere

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring break is almost here and, typically, that means lots of down time for students. But not at the Cosmosphere.

The science and education center at 1100 N. Plum St. is planning several activities aimed at children and their families throughout the next two weeks.

For the duration, from March 17 through April 2, the Cosmosphere will adopt extended hours and stay open to the public until 7 p.m.

This weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the monthly Space Out Saturday event, featuring crafts, story time, tours and scavenger hunts. In most cases, there's no cost to participate; and admission to the Hall of Space Museum is always free for Reno County residents.

Next week, on March 22 and 25, staff will make ice cream with liquid oxygen, hold a special "Meet an Engineer" edition of its Innovator's Workshop program, give behind-the-scenes tours of space camps, and offer rides on the Multi-Axis Trainer. Some activities may require the purchase of admission.

Several other events will happen daily, such as Innovator's Workshop classes and adult scavenger hunts, as well as feature films, documentaries and programming in the Carey Digital Dome Theater, Justice Planetarium and Dr. Goddard's Lab.

As a special bonus, this Friday through Sunday, all visitors who wear green will receive 10 percent off their gift store purchases or the price of select admission passes.

For a full schedule and more information on these and other attractions, visit cosmo.org.