11 Des Moines Avenue
South Hutchinson, KS 67505
Phone: (620) 663-4444
Fax: (620) 663-1165
Arts & Museums
The Reno County Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"One of only three museums in the world to display flown spacecraft from all three early-manned American space programs - Mercury (Liberty Bell 7), Gemini (Gemini 10) and Apollo (Apollo 13)," the Hall of Space Museum contains "a U.S. space artifact collection second only to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow." "One of the most comprehensive space museums in the world," the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center also includes the Mollett Early Spaceflight Gallery and Apollo Gallery, astronaut camp programs, the Carey IMAX Dome Theater, Justice Planetarium and Dr. Goddard
The Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center is an excellent place to take a field trip to as you will get to learn and unravel truths about the universe that are a big mystery to all of us till date. There is a planetarium as well as various artifacts, exhibitions, movies and more that will aid you in gathering knowledge. Camps are conducted by the center for educational and recreational purposes. To know more about the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, do visit their website.
Step into the shoes of a miner as you explore Strataca - Kansas Underground Salt Museum, located below Hutchinson city's surface. This mine, originally known as The Carey Salt Mine that opened in 1923, was preserved after its closure and has been operating as a museum since 1999. After donning on safety apparel, your tour begins with a descent through The Shaft into the Stratadome, which contains exhibits to enlighten you on the mining process. Regular themed events make the exploration of these caves even more interesting; check the website for latest schedule and participate.