For Families

21st Century Learning Lab: Brain Chatter

Explore the interactions of the brain with the bodily functions it controls in this highly-structured 3.5-hour program focused on cross-curricular learning immersion that includes:

  • COSI general admission
  • "Brain Chatter" 45-minute workshop: can a drug alter how our neurons talk to each other? Explore this question using live crickets and real electrophysiology equipment
  • "Sheep Brain Dissection" - Explore animal anatomy and discover the body functions that our brains control in this 45-minute sheep brain dissection
  • ""In Depth: Autopsy Live" - An Ohio State University pathology resident will join your students live as they observe a 90-minute recorded human autopsy from beginning to end. Your students must use information gathered during the program and post-visit activities to determine the cause of death.

Available Dates:
2014: October 10, 24
November 21 (Sold Out), December 5 (Sold Out), 12 (Sold Out)


  • Grade Levels: Grades 9-12


Price: $20 per person

Cancellation & Rescheduling

If you need to reschedule a program, please contact COSI’s Call Center for availability. A $25 rescheduling fee will apply to any program rescheduled more than one time for reasons other than severe weather.