For Families

Adult Programs

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

From Pollution, Art

How can toxic pollution become art? Join John Sabraw, artist and Associate Professor of Art at the Ohio University School of Art and Design, to learn about his pioneering work to harvest Ohio’s toxic coal sludge, transforming it into paint, and then, into art. Enjoy a lecture by Sabraw, or stay afterward for a guided hands-on art workshop that will allow participants to create their own piece of art using Sabraw’s paints.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (6:30pm–10pm) Ticket Purchase Required
  • Cost: Lecture Only: $10 | Lecture + Workshop: $40
  • Parking: $5.00 per car, credit card only as you exit the lot.

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event (May 1, 2014)

t's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed activities, and a cash bar. Solve puzzles, hunt down clues and uncover COSI mysteries in a full building scavenger hunt for grown ups. Use your mobile device (smartphone or tablet with a mobile web browser) in teams of two to four people to participate and win prizes! The scavenger hunt begins at 6:30pm, COSI can assist in formation of teams and provides free wifi. Nonmembers, $14 in advance, $16 at the door; COSI Members, $10. Tickets to "The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holme"s can be purchased separately, but are not required to play. Concessions and bar available. At all COSI After Dark events through August 2014, investigate "The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes" for an additional fee. Timed admission tickets to "The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes" are $6 for COSI Members, $8 for nonmembers and can be purchased at the COSI Box Office on your arrival at COSI After Dark. Please note that sell-outs are possible.

This event is for adults ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required.

  • Date & Time: Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event (June 5, 2014)

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed activities, and a cash bar. At all COSI After Dark events through August 2014, investigate The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes for an additional fee. Timed admission tickets to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes are $6 for COSI Members, $8 for nonmembers and can be purchased at the COSI Box Office on your arrival. Please note that sell-outs are possible.

This event is for adults ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required.

  • Date & Time: Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event (July 10, 2014)

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed activities, and a cash bar. At all COSI After Dark events through August 2014, investigate The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes for an additional fee. Timed admission tickets to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes are $6 for COSI Members, $8 for nonmembers and can be purchased at the COSI Box Office on your arrival. Please note that sell-outs are possible.

This event is for adults ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required.

  • Date & Time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event (August 7, 2014)

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed activities, and a cash bar. At all COSI After Dark events through August 2014, investigate The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes for an additional fee. Timed admission tickets to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes are $6 for COSI Members, $8 for nonmembers and can be purchased at the COSI Box Office on your arrival. Please note that sell-outs are possible.

This event is for adults ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required.

  • Date & Time: Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door