New exhibition: 50 Years of COSI
Retrace COSI’s colorful history through photos, videos, memories, and artifacts, including COSI’s original pendulum ball, planetarium projector, and a recreation of the original COSI’s famous Coal Mine Elevator!
Engage with Ohio's scientists, researchers, and subject matter experts who will showcase their groundbreaking work through interactive, hands-on activities.Learn More
Traveling exhibits are at COSI for a limited amount of time and some may require the purchase of an additional ticket.
Marked exhibits require the purchase of an additional ticket.
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.
Help plan your day at COSI by seeing where exhibits, restrooms, elevators and more are located.
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.
See what a COSI field trip can do for your students, get admission & parking info, chaperone resources and more.
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.
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.
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.
COSI programs will inspire your interest in science and encourage you to learn more about your world. COSI offers workshops, lectures, camps, and overnight experiences that will help you and your family understand the complex connections between science and everyday life. Through our public feedback forums, you’ve told us you want to know more about health and medicine, technology and innovation, energy and the environment, and early childhood education. The resources below are designed to help you deepen your understanding of these critical topics, and so much more.
If you’re already a COSI Member, look for opportunities to save on programs throughout this site. Not a Member? Join COSI today and begin your family’s new journey of exploration and discovery at COSI.
These are year-round day camps like only COSI could do it. Choose from dozens of science topics that kids love.
Groundbreaking exhibits and live shows help make it easier for you to wrap your brain around the most challenging science concepts.
COSI's not just for kids! With lectures, panel discussions, and other related events you can re-discover your love of science (and fun).
COSI’s fun hands-on workshops are guided by experienced and enthusiastic Team Members with a passion for science. Careful—it’s contagious!
See live surgery in real time, or solve for the cause of death following an actual human autopsy through COSI’s award-winning interactive videoconferences.
Spend the night at COSI! Camp-In is the overnight (and day camp) experience that lasts a lifetime. You and a few hundred of your closest friends will have COSI all to yourselves for nineteen hours.
These specialized experiences are designed to connect students to science professionals and to encourage them to turn their passion for science into a career.
Party like a smarty at COSI. COSI birthday parties for kids ages 3-11 are a mix of silly science and serious fun.
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