On Exhibit Now: 50 Years of COSI

Learn about our future
by looking at our past.

On your next COSI visit, explore Columbus history in the Columbus Historical Society gallery located on COSI's Level 1. Experience changing exhibitions showcasing historic artifacts and learn about the people, places, and events that have made Columbus history unique. Visit the Columbus Historical Society's website for additional program and event information.

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Admission is free.

Located inside COSI's main entrance.
Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Special support for the 50 Years of COSI exhibition provided by:
Tad & Nancy Jeffrey
The Jeffrey Company

About the Columbus Historical Society

The Columbus Historical Society was founded in 1990 by a group of professional and amateur local historians with a passion to share Columbus history. The Columbus Historical Society provides outstanding free public programs, exhibits, publications, elementary and adult education, and its signature summer bus tour series. Learn how to join the Columbus Historical Society and take part in CHS programming, receive CHS newsletters, and more.

About "50 Years of COSI"

“50 Years of COSI,” now on display in the Columbus Historical Society gallery at COSI, celebrates fifty years of COSI, Columbus’ dynamic Center of Science and Industry: its creation, its growth, and the people who have inspired and influenced 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! The “Fifty Years of COSI” exhibition is open inside the Columbus Historial Society gallery whenever COSI is open. Admission to the Columbus Historical Society gallery and “50 Years of COSI” is free. Please note that admission to other COSI exhibitions requires a ticket purchase.