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Birthday Parties

Have your child's birthday party at COSI! COSI birthdays are a mix of silly science and serious fun! Please submit your reservation at least three weeks in advance.

Ages 6-11, Ages 3-5

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Boys Overnight, Grades 1-8

  • 2013 Theme: 60-Second Science
  • Boys/Girls/Co-ed: Boys
  • Grade Level: Grades 1-8
  • Scouting Levels: Cub Scout | Boy Scout
  • Available Dates:
  • Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boys or Girls Day Program Grades K-3

  • 2013 Theme: 60-Second Science
  • Boys/Girls/Co-ed: Co-ed
  • Grade Level: Grades K-3
  • Available Dates:
  • Saturday, February 09, 2013
  • Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • Sunday, April 21, 2013
  • Sunday, April 28, 2013

Beginner Robotics

Discover how robots are made and how they perform tasks. Build a simple LEGO® WeDo robot and perform very basic programming. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-5

Ball Launcher

Participants use air pressure from a heavy weight to launch a foam ball high into the air.

Be A Builder

Participants use two dimensional blueprints and wooden blocks to build a three dimensional structure. Blueprints come in a variety of levels of difficulty ranging from Easy to Very Difficult.

Brain Chatter

Students explore how drugs alter neuronal communication by using live crickets as a model and real electrophysiology equipment. Concepts: human anatomy & physiology, synaptic transmission, drug toxicity.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 9-12
  • Number of Students: 12 - 18 per session

Bugs & Butterflies

Flutter like a butterfly, creep like a ladybug and wiggle like a worm in this fun-filled hands-on workshop. Based on the book Bugs, Bugs, Bugs by Bob Barner.

  • Program Date(s):
  • Thursday, May 1 OR 22, 2014 (10am-11am)
  • Sunday, May 11, 2014 (3:30pm-4:30pm)

Buzzy Bees

Get a bee’s eye view and explore the world below, taste raw honeycomb and more. Based on Bee & Bird by Craig Frazier.

  • Program Date(s):
  • Fridays, May 2 AND 23, 2014 (meets both days)
  • Saturdays, May 3 (moved to May 10) AND 24, 2014 (meets both days)
  • Please note this date change: The Saturday May 3rd workshop will meet at the regularly schedule times on May 10th instead of May 3rd.

Buzzing Bees & Insects Galore

Bug on out for an exciting investigation of bees and other insects. Explore an ant farm and take home your very own caterpillar. Based on the books From Flower to Honey by Robin Nelson and Bugs Galore by Peter Stein.

  • Program Date(s):
  • Sunday, May 4 OR 18, 2014 (3:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Busting Myths

Try some famous science myths by experimenting with electricity, cooling off with liquid nitrogen, playing tug-of-war with phone books, and exploring what happens when you mix Mentos with diet soda.

  • Age Level: Ages 6-11

Beginner Robotics

Construct and learn to program your robot to perform very simple acts using the LEGO WeDo robotics system.

  • Program Date(s): October 1 or 2, 2014 (1-3pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent/child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $44 for parent/child. Additional child $22.00
  • COSI Admission: Included

Brain Chatter - Includes Sheep Brain Dissection!

Explore animal anatomy and the body functions that our brains control through a sheep brain dissection. Learn how drugs alter how neurons "talk" to each other through an electrophysiology equipment with live crickets.

  • Program Date(s): February 19, 2015 (1-3pm)
  • Member Cost: $15 per student.
  • Non-Member Cost: $25 per student.
  • COSI Admission: Included