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.
Mysteries of the Unseen World 1-28-2015 thru 3-8-2015
What you can't see is all around you. Mysteries of the Unseen World will transport audiences to the places on the planet they've never been before, to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet are literally right in front of their eyes.
Family Friday Night 1-30-2015 thru 11-27-2015
On the last Friday of the month, COSI offers extended hours and price reduced admission to families so you can visit, learn, and play late. Watch and participate in learning about science in a fun way through hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Winter Movie Series 1-31-2015 thru 3-8-2015
This winter bring your family to COSI to see family-friendly, popular Hollywood movies on the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.
Jerusalem 3D 2-11-2015 thru 5-31-2015
Jerusalem 3D takes you on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over the past 5,000 years, Jerusalem's enduring appeal remains a mystery. What made it so important to so many different cultures? How did it beco
COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event - Brain Science 3-5-2015
It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups, dissect a brain and answer the question: will we all be cyborgs someday? PLUS explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar.
Top Secret: License to Spy 3-14-2015 thru 9-7-2015
Top Secret: License to Spy focuses on the science and technology of spying and espionage.
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|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′|
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