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).

Please note that selected COSI program reservations are subject to a nominal processing fee. Proceeds from this fee help to support COSI, a not-for-profit organization. For selected programs, transaction fees may be waived for COSI Members as a benefit of membership.

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.

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event - The Science of Love and Attraction

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore the titillating science of sex and love. Sip and nibble everyone's favorite aphrodisiacs, wine and chocolate. Signature Wines will demonstrate their unique wine making process. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will talk about courtship and mating in the animal kingdom. Ask Dating Directions how to predict dating success and learn about the age-old art of match making. Have fun testing your sex ed trivia skills with Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and much more.

PLUS, explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, experience a show in the new COSI Planetarium, and enjoy concessions and a cash bar. 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.


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March 5: Brain Science - Dissect a brain and answer the question: Will we all be cyborgs someday?

April 2: Top Secret Spycraft - Crack codes & solve mysteries using high-tech spy gear.

May 7: Chemistry of Cooking - Experiment in everyone's favorite laboratory - the kitchen.

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  • Date & Time: February 5, 2015 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