On Saturday, August 12, girls ages eight to 18 are invited to a “Dream Big: Girls Day Out” at the Cosmosphere. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer girls several exciting engineering-themed activities and presentations.
Participants will have the opportunity to see and sit in a Perlan 2 stratospheric glider cockpit, meet members of its flight team and skype with the team’s female chief meteorologist. Also, attendees will see the engineering documentary Dream Big, eat lunch and mingle with female engineers and hear a number of educational presentations about engineering, student science and life in the stratosphere.
Girls and their guest can register for the event by calling 620.665.9304. Cost to participate is $10 per person and does include lunch. Participation is limited, so don’t miss this unique opportunity.
The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection includes U.S. space artifacts second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the Space Race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere also features the Carey Digital Dome Theater offering documentary showings daily and recentlyreleased feature films on weekends; a newly renovated Planetarium and Dr. Goddard’s Lab, where visitors experience live science demonstrations daily