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Family Friday Night

Family Friday Night

Admission is $11 for all ages 2 and up on the last Friday of the month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm!

Force & Motion

Start your engines and get ready to explore how contact and non-contact forces give our race cars the energy they need to zip towards the finish line. Gear up for the race by exploring forces and motion alongside our COSI educator as you learn about contact forces, magnetism and gravity. Then, measure how far your race car travels as you put your new skills to the test.

  • Grade Level: Grades K-4

Forensic Psychology

In this interactive session, Dr. Kukor will guide participants through a step-by-step forensic analysis of a complex forensic case involving claimed insanity.

  • Standards: current events | law | psychology


Based on the book Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris. Hop on over to meet and make observations about real frogs, learn about how they grow, and where they live.

  • Grade Level: 18-36mos


Participants see how iron fillings suspended in a liquid form an interesting creation called ferrofluid, which, when placed near a strong magnet, create interesting designs/forms.

Flying Monsters (3D)

A groundbreaking film that uses spectacular visuals, cutting-edge 3D technology and CGI, pioneering scientific techniques and recent paleontological finds to bring the story of giant flying monsters to the giant screen. Audiences of all ages will be in awe as they enter a prehistoric world and experience as never before the real Flying Monsters that once ruled the skies.

Flight of the Butterflies (3D)

Follow the perilous journey taken by millions of Monarch butterflies each year on one of the world’s most amazing migrations and the true-life story of an intrepid scientist who spend over 40 years searching for the Monarch’s secret winter hideaway.

Frenzied Fleas

Students test the effects of drugs like caffeine and sleeping pills on the heart rate of a live water flea. Concepts: human anatomy & physiology, dose-response curves, drug toxicity.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 7-12
  • Number of Students: 12 - 15 per session

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature captures the awesome and inspiring atmospheric and geological events of Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tornados. The film focuses on the scientists who study, predict and encourage prevention of these powerful forces.

Force and Motion - Aerodynamics

  • Program Date(s): March 2 or 3, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or March 5, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent and child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent/child. Additional child $23.00
  • COSI Admission: Included

Farm Days Member-Only Hours 2015 Saturday, 15 August 2015