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Ocean Exhibit

Mighty Poseidon reigns over a mythical playground symbolizing the ancient stories of the sea.

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Big Science Park Exhibit

Larger-than-life activities designed to let your inner scientist stomp around and shout out loud.

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Gallery I

One of COSI's many traveling exhibition galleries, Gallery I is also used for wedding and corporate events.

Coming Soon: Energy Explorers!

It's an all-new permanent exhibition at COSI!

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Experience crystal-clear images on the biggest digital screen in Ohio.

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Innovation Showcase

Rotating showcase of cutting-edge consumer and industrial technologies. Current theme: Innovations in Energy

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Now located within COSI, the Columbus Historical Society helps to educate the citizenry, to preserve historic artifacts, and to instill pride, love, and respect for ourselves, our cultures, and our ways of life.

WOSU Exhibit

The only working television and radio studio in a science center.

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Science 2 Go Store

Our retail store offers fun, one-of-a-kind merchandise that can only be found at COSI!

Click here to visit Science2Go's online store.

Adventure

There is something to satisfy everyone’s appetite at COSI. The Atomic Café offers pizza, a variety of garden fresh salads and deli made sandwiches, cooked to order, grilled items, daily specials, and combo meals!

Adventure

Step inside to find yourself transported to a remote island where remnants of an ancient culture guard a secret that only you can unlock.

Space Exhibit

Space

Ride in a space capsule or test your skills as an armchair astronaut. Reopens May 14th, 2012   Check it out!


Highwire Unicycle

It’s all about balance. COSI’s High Wire Unicycle—the only one in the world—challenges you to ride a unicycle across an 84-foot cable while 17 feet above the ground.   Check it out!

Gadgets

Try to lift your own weight in the pulley chair, split laser beams, and build a bridge.

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Progress

Travel through time and interact with technology from 1898 and 1962.

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Life

From before birth to after death—and the many steps in between—Life explores what makes us human.

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little kidspace

Young children can safely climb, build, splash, imagine, and pretend in COSI’s little kidspace®.

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Gallery III

Gallery III is one of COSI's areas used for traveling exhibits, events and more.

Gallery II

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Additional Exhibits

Experiences not included in
General Admission

Marked exhibits require the purchase of an additional ticket.

Planetarium
Plnaetarium

The Planetarium

COSI intends to reopen this 200–seat teaching tool to showcase astronomy and inspire Ohioans to explore our amazing infinite universe.

Adventure Exhibit
Adventure Exhibit

Adventure

Step inside to find yourself transported to a remote island where remnants of an ancient culture guard a secret that only you can unlock.

Giant Screen
Adventure Exhibit

Extreme Screen Theater

Experience crystal-clear images on the biggest digital screen in Ohio.

Classic Exhibits

Classic Exhibits come free with General Admission to COSI.

From the outer reaches of the Universe to the bottom of the seas, COSI's classic exhibitions will take you on a voyage of discovery.

Energy Explorers
Energy Explorers

Energy Explorers

COSI’s new Energy Explorers exhibition focuses on how energy powers the world around us-from the transportation we take to the products we buy.

Space Exhibit
Space

Space

Ride in a space capsule, maneuver a rover through a Martian landscape, and test your skills as an armchair astronaut.

Live Shows
Live Shows

Live Shows

COSI’s exciting (and explosive) live science shows are included with your admission or Membership.

Lab Spaces
Lab Spaces at COSI

COSI Lab Spaces

Working research laboratories designed to let you witness scientific research in real time.

Big Science Park Exhibit
Big Science Park

Big Science Park

Larger-than-life activities designed to let your inner scientist stomp around and shout out loud.

Ocean Exhibit
Ocean

Ocean

Mighty Poseidon reigns over a mythical playground symbolizing the ancient stories of the sea.

WOSU Exhibit
WOSU

WOSU @ COSI

The only working television and radio studio in a science center.

CHS
CHS

Columbus Historical Society

Come to COSI to see CHS' newest exhibit, Columbus at Play, featuring popular summer pastimes and sports and music memorabilia. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Life Exhibit
Life

Life

From before birth to after death—and the many steps in between—Life explores what makes us human.

Gadget Exhibit
Gadgets

Gadgets

Try to lift your own weight in the pulley chair, split laser beams, and build a bridge.

Progress Exhibit
Progress

Progress

Travel through time and interact with technology from 1898 and 1962.

Kidspace Exhibit
little kidspace

little kidspace

Young children can safely climb, build, splash, imagine, and pretend in COSI’s little kidspace®.

Hallway Experiences
Hallway Experiences

Hallway Exhibitions

From gorgeous photography to thought-prevoking collections, enjoy these free, limited-engagement displays while you're here.

 

Group Reservations - 614.228.2674    |    Bulk & Consignment Ticket Sales - 614.629.3140

Whether you’re looking for discounted group rate tickets, a social gathering, a professional gathering, a family adventure, an adult group adventure, a personalized science program package, or just a perfect outing at America’s #1 science center, COSI has the group option for you.

 

Group Amenities

  • Downtown location, easy to reach by city's major thoroughfares
  • Discounts for groups of 12 or more
  • Restaurant facilities
  • Pre-ordered box lunches available on request (10-day notice required)
  • Awesome group workshops
  • Gift shop
  • Special experiential tours available
  • $10.00/bus or motor coach parking
  • Bus Drivers, Leaders of Adult Motor Coach Group Tours, and Medically Certified Escorts receive complimentary admission to COSI. Chaperones may receive the discounted group rate.

 

Other Group Opportunities

Looking for school field trips? Click here for special rates and info.

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