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COSI

  • Address: 333 West Broad Street
  • Columbus, OH 43215

Details

After being named American's #1 science center for families (Parent Magazine), COSI has enriched over 33 million guests from all 50 states and around the world to teach them through hands-on learning in downtown Columbus -- just a short drive from Dublin. Set in 320,000 square feet, the three floors offer fascinating hands-on exhibits, live shows, an extreme screen theater, outdoor courtyard, gift shop and the Atomic cafe.

Scientific amazement and adventures abound where you can launch a rocket in Space, create a wave in Ocean, lift a car in the Big Science Park, watch food decompose in Life, ride a highwire unicycle over the atrium, crack a code in Adventure, travel back in time in Progress or take apart a motor in Gadgets.

Young scientists have their own designated area in KidSpace where infants, toddlers and preschoolers can explore and parents have amenities like lounges and changing rooms.

COSI features a variety of films on the Giant Screen to give you an out of this world movie experience. Find your seat for the next showing! Did you know COSI can also host your private event? The prime riverfront setting of downtown Columbus, magnificent architecture and a mission to inspire makes COSI a venue with originality and value. Choose from world-class exhibit area, theaters or outdoor plazas. The largest space can hold 550 guests for a banquet.  

Visit COSI's Dinosaurs from the American Museum of Natural History exhibit to enjoy interactive experiences and specimens from world-class collections.

events

  • With the use of 21st-century technologies like robotics, satellite monitoring, and more, scientists are revealing the unseen habitats of the oceans’ most...

    Date: 10/19/2019 - 2/02/2020
  • October's After Dark theme is Halloween. Dress up in something spooky and come to COSI After Dark: Halloween! Learn about the science of fear, compete in a...

  • Calling all amateur sleuths and armchair detectives! This COSI After Dark is for anyone who likes a little mystery along with their science. Geek out with...

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year! Feel like a kid again as you explore the science of everyone's favorite toys. Geek out with grown-ups and explore...

  • Never received your acceptance letter? Now is your chance to attend Wizard School! Bring your best robes and wands and represent your house at COSI After Dark....

  • Dinosaurs aren't just for kids. Walk among giants in the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery and enjoy dinosaur-themed activities. Geek out with...

  • The COSI Science Festival will be held May 6-9, 2020. The Festival is expected to be among the largest science events in Ohio history, and will include four...

    Date: 5/06/2020 - 5/09/2020