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
Learn about Columbus’ fascinating history on this fun weekend getaway! Explore three of the top historical attractions in Ohio’s capital city – all for one low price!
Roar and Explore
Be among the first to see the new dinosaurs at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Cool off at the neighboring Zoombezi Bay - the wildest water park ever. Uncover the truth behind myths when the popular TV series comes to life during MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at COSI. It’s non-stop adventures for one affordable price!
Flight of the Butterflies in 3D 3-13-2013 thru 9-2-2013
Every winter, the remote and mountainous volcanic forests of Mexico are home to one of nature's greatest gatherings - hundreds of millions of migrating monarch butterflies weathering the winter. For centuries this miracle was hidden from all but a few. When it was revealed to the world it was hailed
EMS & Safety Day 5-19-2013
Meet firefighters from the Columbus Division of Fire and other emergency personnel. Get an up close look at a fire truck, see a Medflight helicopter land and take-off on COSIs lawn, and more. Emergency equipment subject to availability.
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition 6-8-2013 thru 9-2-2013
This summer, only at COSI can you uncover the truth behind some of science's most popular myths at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. Have you ever wondered if running in the rain will keep you drier than walking? Can an airplane really take off from a conveyer belt moving in the opposite direct
Titans of the Ice Age 3D 6-8-2013 thru 9-2-2013
This film transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe, and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Peer through the 3D canvas to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, and a time when man shared the tundra with majestic wooly
Parent Night Out! 6-14-2013
Parents from the City of Columbus and surrounding areas are invited to enjoy a night of fun while raising awareness of Central Ohio organizations that support and encourage family empowerment. Guests will dine on delicious food while enjoying an elegant night of fun and lively entertainment includin
Challenge your inner explorer at COSI, the #1 science center in the country for families according to Parents magazine.
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Find out how Lady Luck may rely more on science than you ever dreamed.
Exhilarate your senses and spice up your life as you explore the chemical and physical changes of cooking!
A Foodie Kid's Columbus Trip
|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′|