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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 to reserve a seat and time with mentors.

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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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Family Friday Night 6-27-2014 thru 12-26-2014

COSI offers extended hours and price reduced admission to families on the last Friday of the month 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.

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The Greater Columbus Arts Council Presents the 2014 Community Arts Partnership Awards 10-16-2014

The Greater Columbus Arts Council Presents the 2014 Community Arts Partnership Awards

The Greater Columbus Arts Council's Community Arts Partnership awards, now in its 31st year, recognize the community's crucial contributions to the arts including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, commun

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COSI Sustainability Series: In Organic We Trust 10-16-2014

In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that follows director and producer Kip Pastor on a personal journey to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat.

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COSI Costume Fun & Run 10-25-2014

COSI Costume Fun & Run

Join us on Saturday, October 25 for the COSI Costume Fun & Run featuring a 5K race and one mile family fun walk, all with a COSI twist. All participants will receive an event t-shirt, food and beverages at the finish line celebration, and a general admission pass to COSI for our Spooktacular Celebra

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COSI's Spooktacular Celebration 10-25-2014

Ghosts, witches, super heroes, princesses and everyone in between are invited to roam and explore COSI for a day of tricks and treats! Visit different stations throughout COSI to see if they hold a science trick or a tasty treat! Free with COSI admission or Membership.

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Autism Activities Day 11-2-2014

Explore COSI before we open to the general public in a sensory-friendly environment. Meet with an Autism Specialist from Nationwide Children's Hospital and pickup resources from other community organizations. Open to the first 250 pre-registered guests only.

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COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event 11-6-2014

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar. This event is for ages 21 and over, only.

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Thurber House Book Reading with Janet Evanovich 11-18-2014

Thurber House Book Reading with Janet Evanovich

Step into a world of secret agents, thieves and con artists. Thurber House presents a special event featuring #1 New York Times best-selling author Janet Evanovich. Join Janet in Columbus as she celebrates her newest book release with a reading and discussion of her latest Fox and O'Hare novel The J

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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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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′