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Located in Columbus, COSI (the Center of Science and Industry) is one of the most respected science centers in the nation, serving more than 30 million visitors since 1964. Parents Magazine recently named COSI the #1 Science Center for Families in the country.

At COSI you will find endless opportunities to explore real science and discover real possibilities for yourself and the world around you.

COSI brings science to life with more than 300 interactive exhibits throughout our discovery-based and themed exhibition areas, which include: Ocean, Space, Gadgets, Life, little kidspace®, WOSU@COSI, Progress, Big Science Park and our brand new Innovation Showcase. The exhibition areas provide experiences for all age levels to creatively combine science facts and learning through play.

Beyond the exhibits, you’ll find COSI’s hair-raising Electrostatic Generator Show, the only High-Wire Unicycle in the country, a seven-story Extreme Screen theater, a Science 2Go! retail store and the Atomicafe’ restaurant. COSI also hosts world-class traveling exhibitions from other museums throughout the year.

COSI’s groundbreaking, award-winning education programs have reached millions of teachers and students. These innovative outreach education programs are tailored to support national and statewide science curriculum and standards. Unique programs such as Electronic Education and COSI on Wheels bring science learning to students throughout Ohio and across the country. One million campers have now experienced Camp-In®, an overnight program created for Girl Scouts that began in 1972. It’s now open to boys and girls and duplicated nationwide.

Travel Packages

History Can Be Fun Getaway

History Can Be Fun Getaway

Step back in time as you explore the nooks and crannies, cupboards and drawers of a family's real, full-size 1950's Lustron house, built right inside the museum!

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Upcoming Events

Digital Media Lab for Teens 1-11-2014 thru 1-10-2015

Digital Media Lab for Teens

The Ross mediaLab at WOSU@COSI is open to teens on Saturdays, 10am to 5pm. Please e-mail WOSUmedialab@wosu.org to reserve a seat and time with mentors.

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International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes 2-8-2014 thru 9-1-2014

International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Elementary? Maybe for the brilliant master of deduction, but how will you fare solving a captivating mystery in true 19th century London fashion? Find out at The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, with a limited-engagement coming to COSI in 2014. See how Dr. Conan Doyle, who created Holmes

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Pandas: The Journey Home 3D 5-9-2014 thru 9-1-2014

Pandas: The Journey Home 3D

Pandas: The Journey Home chronicles the story from birth to release into the bamboo forest of Tau Tau, a giant panda, and the researchers from the Wolong Panda Center in China who helped him prepare for his new life. This engaging and lovable film will help you to get to know the pandas and the peop

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D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 5-23-2014 thru 10-19-2014

D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation,

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Summer Movie Series 6-13-2014 thru 8-30-2014

Summer Movie Series

Experience your favorite cult classics, sci-fi thrillers, and fantasy flicks in COSI's National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.

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Blog Posts

Sherlock Holmes Heats Up Your Summer at COSI
Posted 5-14-2014

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Treat Your Family to a Roar and Explore Getaway!
Posted 5-12-2014

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Hidden Holiday Gift Zones: Museum Gift Shops
Posted 12-4-2013

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One Contest Winner's Columbus Experience
Posted 8-4-2013

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Meeting Space

Meeting Spaces at This Business
Room Theater Style Classroom Style Banquet Style Reception L x W Sq. Ft. Height
Atrium 300 200 300 300 0′ x 0′ 5,600 15′
City View 100 80 160 200 0′ x 0′ 2,800 54′
Entire Building 0 0 0 6,500 0′ x 0′ 320,000 0′
Extreme Screen Theater 285 0 0 0 0′ x 0′ 10,000 0′
Gadgets Exhibition Area 0 0 80 125 0′ x 0′ 5,700 0′
Gallery II 600 600 650 765 0′ x 0′ 10,000 35′
Gallery III 400 250 330 375 0′ x 0′ 4,500 35′
Life Exhibition Area 0 0 160 225 0′ x 0′ 7,800 0′
Mezzanine Bridge 0 0 160 225 0′ x 0′ 2,000 30′
Mezzanine Room 50 40 80 100 0′ x 0′ 1,100 10′
Ocean Exhibition Area 0 0 160 200 0′ x 0′ 9,000 0′
Outdoor Big Science Park 0 0 200 300 0′ x 0′ 5,000 0′
Outdoor English Plaza 1,200 0 1,000 900 0′ x 0′ 12,000 0′
Outdoor Plaza Deck 300 0 300 500 0′ x 0′ 28,000 0′
Progress Exhibition Area 0 0 100 150 0′ x 0′ 8,000 0′
Space Exhibition Area 0 0 50 100 0′ x 0′ 4,400 0′
Sunspots 50 40 100 150 0′ x 0′ 3,200 10′
Traveling Exhibit Gallery 300 200 340 500 0′ x 0′ 6,680 25′
Weather Stage Exhibition Area 50 0 70 90 0′ x 0′ 1,000 0′