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).

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

Geek out with grown-ups and fly a quadcopter inside COSI! Log some hands-on flight time with radio-controlled multirotor helicopters and be one of the first to try out COSI's quadcopter Aerial Battle Arena. Plus, explore classic COSI exhibitions, get lost in Adventure, check out special themed activities, and enjoy a cash bar. Plus, this is your last chance to investigate The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at COSI without kids. Also enjoy live music: Columbus' Alt Pop band, Kid Runner at 8pm. Please note that sell-outs are possible. Walk-up COSI After Dark tickets will be available at the COSI Box Office for $16 ($10 for COSI Members). 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.

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 10:00 PM
  • Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door
  • Member Cost: $10 in advance or at the door

Exploring the Intersection of Nanotechnology and Food

Join us on as we talk about the intersection of nanotechnology and food with Dr. Farnaz Maleky from the Ohio State University Department of Food Science and Technology. What is nanotechnology and how will the science of the incredibly small affect what we eat in the future? Hear Dr. Maleky discuss her exciting research in the area of food engineering and how it will improve health in the future, followed by some tasty hands-on demonstrations! Space is limited. Price does not include the cost of parking in lots adjacent to COSI ($4 for COSI Members; $5 for nonmembers). Program supported from the NISENetwork, using funding from the National Science Foundation.

  • Date & Time: Friday, August 22, 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Cost: $8
  • Member Cost: $5
  • Parking: $4 for COSI Members; $5 for nonmembers

Columbus Mini Maker Faire

The Columbus Mini Maker Faire brings together makers, innovators, artists, families and all kinds of incredible projects. Join us for arts and crafts, science, engineering, power tool drag races, speakers, hands-on workshops and much more. Admission to the Columbus Mini Maker Faire is free. Ticket purchase or Membership is required to visit COSI exhibitions. Presented by: The Columbus Idea Foundry in partnership with COSI.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 11 (10am-5pm)
  • Cost: Free (Ticket purchase or Membership is required to visit COSI exhibitions.)
  • Member Cost: Free

Ohio Game Developer Expo

The Ohio Game Developer's Expo is the place where video game developers from all over Ohio, and elsewhere, come together to connect with each other and showcase their games. Everyone is welcome, and this year will feature some exciting new activities to the Expo. Experience presentations from accomplished game creators and entrepreneurs living and working throughout Ohio, plus a games and technology showcase from local companies. The presentations will run throughout the day and will provide insights into how to succeed in the industry for everyone from aspiring students to established professionals. For details, visit

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am-5pm
  • Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 2014, Noon-6pm