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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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Beginner Robotics

Discover how robots are made and how they perform tasks. You become the engineer and design a program for your robot! Build a simple LEGO® WeDo robot and learn the importance of programming.

  • Grade Level: Grades K-4


Let’s play peek-a-boo and use our hands to learn about the different textures in the world around us.

  • Program Date(s):
  • Thursday, January 8 or 22, 2015
  • Sunday, January 11, 2015

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

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.

Backyard Science (Lily Pad Exhibit)

Explore water, land and animals to see how the Earth connects to humans and animals through discoveries in our Lily Pad and Ocean exhibits and COSI’s animal collection.

  • Age Level: Grades K-6
  • Program Date: December 23, 2014 9am – 4pm

Bugs 3D: A Rainforest Adventure

Come face-to-face with the amazing universe of Bugs! Follow bug “stars” Papilio (a praying mantis) and Hierodula (a Great Mormon butterfly) in dramatic 3D, as these two little bugs go on a giant screen rainforest adventure in exotic Borneo.

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

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

Busting Myths

We'll tackle myths and urban legends with real science! Experiment with liquid nitrogen, play tug-of-war with phone books, and find what happens when you mix Mentos with diet soda.

  • Age Level: Grades K-6
  • Program Date: January 19, 2015 9am – 4pm