$15 million Cosmosphere renovation approved

Published On: Jun 17 2014 05:42:19 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 18 2014 01:52:23 PM CDT

Courtesy: Kansas Cosmosphere


The Kansas Cosmosphere will be getting a $15 million dollar makeover.

The Governing Board for the Space Center approved the revitalization plan yesterday, putting an emphasis on informal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives. 

It's the first major change to the Cosmosphere in nearly 20 years.

The education initiatives include hands-on laboratory exhibits and classroom improvements. There will also be changes to the mission, programming, exhibits and building layout of the space-museum according to Becky Christner, Marketing and Public Relations Manager.

There isn't a set start date but the project will be completed in phases over five years.

Museum officials say they'll begin fundraising in the next few months.