For Educators

Preschool and Toddler Outreach

For Ages 3 - 5. Early Childhood Outreach brings science right into your preschool classroom! Students will use their powers of observation and exploration during multiple hands-on activities. All preschool programs include engaging hands-on experiences that enhance science inquiry skills, collaboration, and curiosity.

Preschool and Toddler Outreach is available in Ohio's Franklin and contiguous central Ohio counties.

COSI conducts each program at your preschool with the help of two-three adult volunteers (teachers, aides, or parents) provided by your preschool. Each Preschool Outreach program is 45 minutes long and can accommodate up to 20 students.

Pricing: $145 per program.

Please note that selected COSI program reservations are subject to a nominal processing fee. Proceeds from this fee help to support COSI, a not-for-profit organization. For selected programs, transaction fees may be waived for COSI Members as a benefit of membership.


Available Programs


From rain to shine, act as a meteorologist as you make predictions about wind, static electricity, rainbows, and more. Touch the electrostatic generator to watch as static electricity causes your hair to stand up on ends!

  • Grade Level: Preschool

Animal Tales

Hop on board an adventure with a COSI explorer to meet animals, learn about their habitats, and basic needs.

  • Grade Level: Preschool

3, 2, 1...Build It!

3,2,1…let’s build! Get ready to investigate building materials and construction through this hands-on experience. Explore balancing, shapes, numbers, measurement, and more!

  • Grade Level: Preschool

Junior Engineer

Design, invent, build, and test! Step into this invention workshop and have the chance to use real tools, explore circuits, and the science behind how things work.

  • Grade Level: Preschool