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Interactive Building Map

Help plan your day at COSI by seeing where exhibits, restrooms, elevators and more are located.

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Atomic Cafe Restaurant

Atomic Café Restaurant

COSI offers food options to tickle the taste buds! Our café offers pizza, deli sandwiches, made-to-order items, and other options to eat healthy.

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School Field Trips

School Field Trips

See what a COSI field trip can do for your students, get admission & parking info, chaperone resources and more.

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Group Tours, Consignment & Bulk Ticket Sales

Whether you're looking for discounted group rate tickets, a social gathering, a professional gathering, a family adventure, or an adult group adventure, COSI has a group option for you.

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Amenitites

Amenities & Accessibility

All the comforts to make your next visit to COSI easy for the whole family! Get information about Guest Services, lockers, ATMs, and much more.

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Hotels and Restaurants

Columbus Hotels & Restaurants

Planning a trip to COSI has never been easier. Located downtown in the heart of Columbus, there are hotels and restaurants to fit every budget.

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Featured Offerings

Food Science Workshops

Saturday, November 8: Learn how to add big flavor to foods without adding big calories, and explore the science behind herbs and spices in two COSI hands-on workshops for all ages.

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COSI's Spooktacular Celebration

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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From the calendar

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.

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