Sensory Friendly Experiences
  • Sensory-Friendly Movies Learn More Button

    During these movies, we turn up the lights, lower the volume, and experience one of COSI’s movies in our National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.

  • Autism Activity Days Learn More Button

    Explore COSI before we open to the general public in a sensory-friendly environment.

  • Calming Room

    Designed for use by over-stimulated children, the Calming Room is available whenever COSI is open.


Calming Room

Available Whenever COSI is Open

The Calming Room, located on the first floor near the Guest Services desk, can be used by overstimulated children and individuals who need a brief moment away from the COSI environment. The Calming Room is free for use by families with children on the autism spectrum or with other cognitive conditions. Please inquire at COSI’s Guest Services Desk for details.

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"Pandas" Movie

Join us for Sensory Friendly Movies at COSI! During these movies, we turn up the lights, lower the volume, and experience one of COSI’s movies on our digital state-of-the art National Geographic Giant Screen in a more sensory-friendly environment. Pandas are a lovable, iconic, and — unfortunately — highly endangered species. In "Pandas: The Journey Home," meet the dedicated team working tirelessly to save these captivating creatures from extinction. Movie running time is approximately 40 minutes.

  • Date & Time: Sunday, September 21, 2014 (12:15pm-1:15pm)
  • For Ages: Suitable for All Ages
  • Non-Members: $6.00/ticket
  • Members: $5.50/ticket

Autism Activities Day

Explore COSI before we open to the general public in a sensory-friendly environment. Meet with Autism Specialist from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and pick up resources from other community organizations. To maintain the best possible environment for those participating, exclusive after hour admission to COSI is open to the first 250 pre-registered guests only.

Those with other special needs and disabilities are also always welcome to these events.

Advanced reservations required.

  • Date & Time: Sunday, November 2, 2014 (9am-Noon)
  • For Ages: Suitable for All Ages
  • Non-Members: $9/person
  • Members: Free with COSI Membership