BLAST Community Party

Saturday, March 29 7-11pm

Celebrate COSI’s 50th at BLAST, a decades-themed party bursting with possibilities! Swing into the 60s with live music from Hat Trick, groove into the 70s with Shucking Bubba Deluxe in COSI’s disco-inspired Atrium, then motor into the 80s with karaoke and dancing. Savor signature dishes from local Columbus restaurants, make memories with friends in our green-screen photo booth, and bid for unique silent auction packages.

BLAST tickets included

Countdown to BLAST

SOLD OUT - VIP Pre-Party

Saturday, March 29 6-8pm

If you want the unique opportunity to celebrate and reminisce with long-time supporters and key leaders, past and current, join us from 6pm to 8pm for a special gathering before COSI’s 50th Anniversary BLAST Community Party. Located in WOSU@COSI studios and the Columbus Historical Society, the VIP party will offer attendees exclusive access to the “50 Years of COSI” Exhibition at the Columbus Historical Society and feature hors d’oeuvres, a private bar and a champagne toast.

Alumni Luncheon

Saturday, March 29 10am-2pm

Reconnect with COSI Alumni at a special luncheon on March 29! Catch up with COSI friends, share memories, and celebrate COSI’s anniversary with special experiences exclusively for alumni. You might even have a chance to participate in one of COSI’s signature experiences!

50th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, March 29 10am-5pm

COSI first opened on March 29, 1964 and fifty years later we're putting our best foot forward just for you! Visit COSI on March 29, 2014 to experience a COSI that's full of surprises: the day will start with a tribute to COSI's history and an out-of-this-world special announcement! Check out our popular live shows like Rat Basketball and the Electrostatic Generator Show, try hands-on experiments that include old classics and modern-day favorites, enter for a chance to win great prizes, and even tell us your COSI story at our #MyCOSIStory memory stations.

FREE with COSI General Admission or Membership
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COSI is a 50-year story written by anyone who has worked, visited, contributed to, or been touched by it. It’s a brand, a landmark, and a source of pride in Columbus.

Help us celebrate our 50th anniversary
by sharing your own COSI story.
(You could win a COSI Membership!)

Old COSI Building

“50 Years of COSI” Exhibition

An exhibition hosted by Columbus Historical Society inside COSI
Opens February 14, 2014

Stroll down memory lane in "50 Years of COSI," an all-new exhibition inside the Columbus Historical Society at COSI. Learn how COSI started with the dream of a science enthusiast and the dedication of community leaders. See photographs, artifacts, and even step inside an authentic recreation of COSI's
much-loved "Coal Mine Elevator"!

Learn More About the Exhibition