STEM Kansas: Aviation & Space Exploration With Your Grandchild

Enjoy a high-flying adventure with your grandchild as you get hands on in a shuttle simulator, take flight aboard a single-engine plane & learn how rockets work at a live presentation!
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 14914RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,149 / ADULT
749 / CHILD

At a Glance

Blast off with your grandchild on an out-of-this-world exploration of flight at the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center and Space Museum. Your Space Science Educator's will brief you on aerospace history, design and operation before leading you in a pre-flight inspection and then taking you on powered flights aboard a single-engine aircraft. Once you are back on the ground, head to astronaut training in a real space simulator! Join your flight crew of new friends to design your own customized mission patch and build rockets and test robots. Buckle in for these adventures and more on this exhilarating adventure with your grandchild.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Some walking and stairs required.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Step inside a full-scale Space Shuttle simulator built to train American astronauts, and work together to accomplish mission goals with your flight crew team.
  • See how rockets work in the midst of amazing explosions at Dr. Goddard's Lab, and work with your team to build your own rocket for launch!
  • Learn about the night sky at the planetarium, and look at the stars up close through a state-of-the-art 11’’ reflecting telescope.
Featured Expert
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Jim Remar
A recognized expert in the areas of museum administration, strategic planning and space artifact preservation and exhibition, Jim Remar began his career in 1997 as executive director of the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum in Mifflinburg, PA. He joined the Cosmosphere as curator in 2000. After eight years at the Cosmosphere, Remar joined the team at Gregory, Inc as Vice President of Operations. In 2012, Remar returned to the Cosmosphere as President/COO where he was responsible for all operations of the organization, including SpaceWorks, the department of the Cosmosphere responsible for the restoration of artifacts as well as the fabrication of exhibitry and high fidelity replicas. The Cosmosphere’s governing board named Remar CEO of the organization January 2018. A variety of organizations have benefitted from Remar’s consulting expertise including the White Sands Missile Range Museum, National Air and Space Museum, Fort Bliss Museum, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Oklahoma State Museum of History, the Adler Planetarium and the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. He has also served as an editor and consultant for several print publications. Remar received his bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Washburn University; his master’s degree in museum studies with a minor in history from the University of Nebraska and his mini-MBA from Wichita State University.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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The Right Stuff
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This novel details the early days of America's space program in every gritty detail. Contains adult situations and language.

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