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).

Sustainability Series

Join us in COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater for COSI's Sustainability Series, a series of provocative environmental films and expert speakers. Each evening includes a film screening, presentations from experts, and opportunities to connect with local resources and organizations.

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.

1st Annual Quad Copter Battle Tournament - Call for Teams!
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, during the 3rd Annual Columbus Mini Maker Faire, COSI and The Columbus Idea Foundry will be hosting the 1st Annual Quad Copter Battle Tournament! Twelve teams will compete for fabulous prizes in aerial combat inside COSI's Battle Arena, an 18ft tall cage covered in protective - the only thing separating spectators from the carnage inside! Click here to register your team! Quad Copter Battle Registration

  • 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 www.ohiogamedevexpo.com.

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

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event - Zombie Apocalypse! (October 2, 2014)

Classic COSI exhibitions, themed activities, cash bar, and concessions. And zombies. Increase your chances of surviving the zombie apocalypse by learning about neurobiology, pandemics, survival tactics and prepping for disaster. Solve a thrilling new mystery in Adventure: Island of the Undead and watch Night of the Living Dead on our Giant Screen Theater.

Featuring partners: Dirtlab Bushcraft (http://www.dirtlabbushcraft.com/) Prepper Discounters (http://prepperdiscounters.com/) Columbus Public Health (http://columbus.gov/publichealth/) and The Day After Central Ohio (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Day-After-Central-Ohio/205339436318062)

Walk-up COSI After Dark tickets will also be available at the COSI Box Office for $16 ($10 for COSI Members).

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

  • Date & Time: October 2, 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

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event (November 6, 2014)

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar. This event is for ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required. Walk-up COSI After Dark tickets will be available at the COSI Box Office for $16 ($10 for COSI Members).

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

  • Date & Time: November 6, 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

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event (December 4, 2014)

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar. This event is for ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required. Walk-up COSI After Dark tickets will be available at the COSI Box Office for $16 ($10 for COSI Members).

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

  • Date & Time: Devember 4, 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