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Ages 6-11

Party packages for children ages 6 through 11.

Afterschool Workshops

COSI offers 45-to-60-minute K-12 Afterschool Workshops designed just for afterschool providers that meet the Ohio New Learning Standards and the needs of each school and K-12 student. Each workshop accommodates up to 30 students.

Ages 3-5

Party packages for children ages 3 through 5.

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Astounding Astronomy

Astounding Astronomy

We'll leave our home planet on a journey to the Sun and the other planets of our amazing Solar System. We'll explore the incredible variety of planetary environments and discover Earth is the only planet that can support life – or is it?

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6
  • Standards: Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

Astronaut Adventure

Create your own rocket to guide you through a space adventure! Launch rockets, experience the vacuum of outer space, and don't forget the epic landing!

  • Age Level: Ages 6-11

Animal Tales

Hop on board an adventure with a COSI explorer to meet animals, learn about their habitats, and basic needs.

  • Grade Level: Preschool

Air Cannon

Participants press against a rubber membrane that covers a large drum. As the pressure builds within the drum, air shoots out the hole in the bottom and blasts passers by with a puff of air.

ASTC & ACM Members

ASTC & ACM Members

Free exhibits admission with a current ASTC membership card; 50% off exhibits admission with a current ACM membership card. Maximum of 2 adults and 4 children admitted free to COSI for reciprocal ASTC members; 50% ACM discount is valid for up to six people. Science centers within 90 miles of one another are excluded from the program unless lifted by mutual agreement. Please call ahead to verify that you are eligible for the reciprocal admission benefit.

Allergy Attack!

Students interact with a human patient simulator during an allergy attack. Concepts: human anatomy and physiology, health careers, personal health.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 3-6
  • Number of Students: 12 - 15 per session

Autism Activities Day

Explore COSI before we open to the general public in a sensory-friendly environment. Meet with Autism Specialist from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and pick up resources from other community organizations. To maintain the best possible environment for those participating, exclusive after hour admission to COSI is open to the first 250 pre-registered guests only.

Those with other special needs and disabilities are also always welcome to these events.

Advanced reservations required.

  • Date & Time: Sunday, April 19 (8am-10am)
  • For Ages: Suitable for All Ages
  • Non-Members: $9/person
  • Members: Free with COSI Membership

April COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event - Top Secret Spy Craft

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups - crack codes & solve mysteries using high-tech spy gear. Pick locks and crack safes with Locksport International. Check out COSI's newest limited-time exhibition, Top Secret: License to Spy and put your secret agent skills to the ultimate test! Featuring Four String Brewing's Brass Knuckle American Pale Ale and the Big Star White IPA.

PLUS, explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, experience a show with adult focused programming in the Planetarium at 7, 8, and 9pm, 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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  • Date & Time: April 2, 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

Advanced Robotics

Using a LEGO® WeDo robot, discover how to program and complete a series of challenges. Try to complete all of the challenges before time runs out!
  • Grade Level: Grades 9-12

Astronaut Adventures

Do you have the stuff it takes to become an astronaut? Spend a week with us learning about our solar system, rockets, and the wonders of space. Includes a visit to COSI’s incredible new Planetarium - Ohio’s biggest!

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: July 20-24, 2015, 9am-4pm

Amusement Park Science

Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put your knowledge to the test. Go behind the scenes at Kings Island and spend the day riding the best roller coasters and learning what it takes to make them work.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: July 6-10, 2015, 9am-4pm

Amusement Park Science

Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put your knowledge to the test. Go behind the scenes at Kings Island and spend the day at the park riding the best roller coasters and learning what it takes to make them work.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 6th through 8th Graders
  • Program Date: July 20-24, 2015, 9am-4pm