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.
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!
Digital Media Lab for Teens 1-11-2014 thru 1-10-2015
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.
International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes 2-8-2014 thru 9-1-2014
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
Pandas: The Journey Home 3D 5-9-2014 thru 9-1-2014
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
D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 5-23-2014 thru 10-19-2014
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,
Summer Movie Series 6-13-2014 thru 8-30-2014
Experience your favorite cult classics, sci-fi thrillers, and fantasy flicks in COSI's National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.
Sherlock Holmes Heats Up Your Summer at COSI
Treat Your Family to a Roar and Explore Getaway!
Hidden Holiday Gift Zones: Museum Gift Shops
One Contest Winner's Columbus Experience
|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′|