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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.

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.

Beep, Chug, & Zoom!

Zoom on over, with your infant, as they use their senses to explore things that move, roll, and toot!

  • Program Date(s):
  • Thursday, November 20 or December 4, 2014
  • Sunday, December 7, 2014

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

Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’

Roll on into COSI and investigate wheels that turn and the forces of motion.

  • Program Date(s):
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 or Saturday, December 13, 2014