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Preschool Outreach

For preschoolers ages 3-5. Bring the excitement of COSI right to your Central Ohio preschool. View program offerings and details.

Preschool Workshops

For children ages 3-5 years.

COSI’s preschool workshops are specially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their favorite adult to explore the world around them. We’ll be scientists together as we dig deeper with the COSI floor team in our “Meet the Scientist” experience. Preschool workshops run from 10am to 11:30am.

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Peas and Carrots

Hear, see, smell, touch, and maybe even sneak a taste as we use everyday vegetables for learning.
  • Program Date(s):
  • Friday April 10, 2015
  • 10:00am - 11:00am


Participants construct two pyramids using only the few wooden blocks provided.

Puzzling Plans

Participants are challenged to correctly arrange colored blocks in the correct order using two dimensional blueprints. Blueprints come in a variety of levels of difficulty ranging from Easy to Very Difficult.


Participants wrap a rope around various pulleys to determine how additional pulleys reduce the amount of work needed to move an object.

Plant Dissection

To understand how a plant works, it helps to take it apart. With the guidance of a COSI Team Member, you'll dissect flowers to see the purpose of the different structures found in flowering plants.
  • Grade Level: Grades 5-8

Pandas: The Journey Home (3D)

Take a revealing look at the life of a giant panda and the humans who care for and prepare him for his new life in the wild.

Penguins (3D)

Follow the fortunes of a young male King Penguin, who returns to the place where he was born and raised. Known as Penguin City, this sub-Antarctic island is home to albatrosses, leopard seals and elephant seals—and six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.

Patterns & Rainbows

Explore patterns and colors on live animals and bugs, create a rainbow, and manipulate light and shadow!

  • Grade Level: 18-36mos