For Families

Categories starting with A

Ages 6-11

Party packages for children ages 6 through 11.

Ages 3-5

Party packages for children ages 3 through 5.

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.

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Audio Production 201

Participants will learn how to take their music through the processes of tracking, mixing, and mastering. Using listening examples, various techniques will be explored, including mono vs. stereo recording and audio file formats (mp3, wav, etc.). Participants are encouraged to bring instruments to learn proper recording techniques.

  • Program Date(s): January 13, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)

Audio Production 101

Using Apple’s Logic Pro X software, participants will learn to create music with virtual instruments (midi controllers), drum machines, and microphones. Additionally, participants will use Logic to produce custom sheet music.

  • Program Date(s): January 6, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included
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.

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.

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

Advanced Robotics

Hone your robotics programming skills and solve challenges using the LEGO NXT MINDSTORM robotics system.

  • Program Date(s): March 16 or 17, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or March 19, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent/child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent/child. Additional child $23.00 (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included

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 SOLD OUT

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 SOLD OUT

Aug COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event - Brewing and Distilling

It's COSI without kids! Join us to learn how your favorite beverages are made. Sample some of the best local beer and spirits Columbus has to offer as you explore each of COSI’s themed areas. PLUS explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, 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).

Purchase a parking spot reservation along with your COSI After Dark admission and secure your spot for Red White and Boom!

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


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  • Date & Time: August 6th, 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