For Families

Science Education Programs for Families

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.

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Camp COSI

These are year-round day camps like only COSI could do it. Choose from dozens of science topics that kids love.

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Maker

Maker Programs

Join the Maker Movement at COSI this summer. Come by or go online for opportunities to tinker, tackle problems involving design, engineering, and programming, and have fun!

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Sensory Friendly Experiences

Sensory Friendly Experiences

Is there a COSI kid in your family? Join us for these COSI programs and resources specially designed for families with special-needs children.

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Exhibits and Live Shows

Groundbreaking exhibits and live shows help make it easier for you to wrap your brain around the most challenging science concepts.

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Adult Programs

Adult Programs

COSI's not just for kids! With lectures, panel discussions, and other related events you can re-discover your love of science (and fun).

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Hands-on Workshops

COSI’s fun hands-on workshops are guided by experienced and enthusiastic Team Members with a passion for science. Careful—it’s contagious!

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Interactive Videoconferencing

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.

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Camp-In

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.

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Teen experiences

Teen Experiences

These specialized experiences are designed to connect teens to science professionals and to encourage them to turn their passion for science into a career.

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Birthday Parties

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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