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A BOOMING Event to Inspire Bright Futures

Celebrate Red, White & BOOM with the best view and experience in downtown Columbus! Fireworks with COSI keeps guests engaged all day with access to select COSI exhibits, live shows and hands-on activities along with the best seats in town for Red, White & BOOM! All proceeds directly benefit COSI’s mission to motivate and inspire interest in science through access to engaging and hands-on experiences.

What's Included?

All Fireworks with COSI packages include:

★  Exclusive up-close viewing of Red, White & BOOM.

★  One (1) parking space for you and your party in COSI’s parking lots
    If your party needs additional parking spaces, please contact
    Rebecca Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614.629.3228

★  Dinner buffet, lemonade, ice tea & water plus popcorn during the fireworks; COSI concessions will be open with additional purchase options (Cash bar available)
    Click here for complete food list including dietary restrictions.

★  Access to select COSI exhibits: Space, Life, Progress, Gadgets and Gadgets Café, Ocean, Adventure, Top Secret: License to Spy, and Energy Explorers
    Please note, because of safety reasons and the new fireworks
    launch location, little kidspace® and Big Science Park will be closed
    for the event

★  COSI’s Science of Fireworks Live Show – an optional (but included) 30 minute show on COSI’s Gadget Stage (Open seating for all shows!)

★  Entertainment and COSI experiences before and after the fireworks including a DJ, the Highwire Unicycle, hands-on science carts, and outdoor movies.

★  Tiny Giants 3D showing in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.

New Fireworks location!

This year, the fireworks are being set off directly behind COSI on the riverfront! While we are excited about this new location and guarantee an amazing experience, some details have been altered from previous years to accommodate the new fireworks launch location.

NEW THIS YEAR - Premium Seating!*

The Premium Seating ticket provides exclusive access to reserved table seating in our City View room with breathtaking views of the Columbus skyline and allows guests an up-close and unobstructed view of the fireworks in downtown Columbus.


Adult – $70
Child (2-12) – $50
23 months and under – Free

Nonmember LAWN SEATS:
Adult – $90
Child (2-12) – $65
23 months and under – Free

Members (adult and children) – SOLD OUT
Nonmembers (adult and children) – SOLD OUT
23 months and under – SOLD OUT

* Please note, Premium Seats are located in our City View event room for this year's event. While you are welcome to enjoy the sunshine outside on the lawn, guests with lawn seats will not be permitted in City View.

Tickets available for purchase until sold out. Rain or shine, tickets are non-refundable.