For Families


COSI offers in-depth and hands-on exploration of science topics led by trained Team Members. Save on many workshops with your COSI Membership!

Workshop Categories

Afterschool Workshops

COSI offers 45-to-60-minute K-12 Afterschool Workshops designed just for afterschool providers that meet the Ohio New Learning Standards and the needs of each school and K-12 student. Each workshop accommodates up to 30 students.

Early Childhood Family Workshops

For Families With Children Ages 18 months - 6 years.

Bring your toddler and your preschooler to the same workshop! These family workshops were designed for children of mixed ages and their adult participants to engage together in hands-on activities exploring the world around them. We’ll be scientists together, as we dig deeper with the COSI floor team in our “Meet the Scientist” experience.

Infant Workshops

Early Childhood Workshops

Essential Resources for School Readiness
Infant Workshops: Science exploration for ages 6–17 months

COSI’s Infant Workshops are designed for infants and their favorite adult to explore their environment through hands-on sensory activities that help develop social, cognitive, and motor skills and allow for creative expression. COSI’s Infant Workshops meet once for one hour inside little kidspace™ on COSI’s Level 2.

Toddler Workshops

For children ages 18-36 months.

Each month’s workshop experience is designed for you and your toddler to investigate through hands-on activities that enrich the development of social, cognitive, and fine motor skills with lots of time creating and exploring together. COSI’s Toddler Workshops meet once for one hour inside little kidspace™ on COSI’s Level 2.

Preschool Workshops

For children ages 3-5 years.

COSI’s preschool workshops are specially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their favorite adult to explore the world around them. We’ll be scientists together as we dig deeper with the COSI floor team in our “Meet the Scientist” experience. Preschool workshops run from 10am to 11:30am.

Homeschool Workshops

Parents, learn with your children using materials that you might not have at home (LEGO® Mindstorm Robots, COSI’s Adventure and Labs In Life exhibits and more) to better understand real and relevant science concepts. Participants socialize with other young scientists while exploring science careers, too!

Homeschool Workshops for Elementary & Middle Grades, Homeschool Workshops for High School Grades

Featured Workshops

Homeschool Family Day 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (10am - 5pm)
Presented by Ecot

Explore COSI with your children and learn about the amazing resources COSI has to offer homeschool families.

  • Check out a COSI Homeschool Science Sampler (10am-2pm)
  • Students ages 12-18 can explore the new COSI Teen Tech Studio (10am-2pm)
  • Explore classic COSI exhibitions like Ocean, Life, Gadgets, and Progress
  • Check out a Rat Basketball or Gadgets live stage show
  • Chat with COSI volunteers at COSI's Science a la Cart stations
  • Brave COSI's High-Wire Unicycle
  • Add on the Top Secret: License to Spy exhibition or a film in COSI's National Geographic Giant Screen theater for just $4 per person per experience
  • Experience a glass blowing demonstration with artisans from Glass Axis Studios for $4 per person
  • Enjoy $4 Planetarium tickets
  • Special offer! Buy one adult admission for $19 and receive one child FREE!

No reservations for Homeschool Family Day at COSI are needed. Please check in at the COSI Box Office on your arrival. Homeschool families must present proof of homeschool status at check-in, such as a letter from your school district or a valid homeschool organization membership card. COSI Members receive free general admission; fees apply for parking and add-on experiences.

  • Program Date(s): Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (10am-5pm)
  • Member Cost: Free
  • Non-Member Cost: $19 (adult); $14 (youth ages 2-12); under 2 Free