Early Childhood

COSI is a young child’s paradise!

COSI has everything needed to encourage your child’s natural curiosity. From our dedicated permanent exhibition, little kidspace®, to traveling exhibits that feature childhood favorites, to all of our camps and workshops in between. You’ll see Q&A is naturally in your child’s DNA!

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Little Kidspace

little kidspace®

Your young child can safely climb, slide, build, splash, imagine, and pretend in COSI’s little kidspace®.

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ECE Family Workshops

Early Childhood Education Family Workshops: Ages 0-6 years

Designed for kids ages 0-6yrs and their families to explore their environment through hands-on sensory activities.

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Infant Workshops

Infant Workshops: Ages 6-17 months

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.

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Toddler Workshops

Toddler Workshops: Ages 18-36 Months

Investigate the world around you and your toddler through hands-on activities, take-home materials, and lots of time creating and exploring together.

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Preschool Workshops

Preschool Workshops: Ages 3-5 Years

Our Preschool Workshops are for children not yet in kindergarten and their favorite adult to explore the world around them.

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Our History

Birthday Parties

Have your child's birthday party at COSI! COSI birthdays are a mix of silly science and serious fun! For ages 3-11.

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Buy or Renew Your Membership


COSI Members receive free year-long admission to COSI. Join today for a whole year of hands-on learning and family fun.

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Upcoming Early Childhood Workshops

  • From Head to Toe

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am

    “Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, eyes, ears, mouth and nose!” We’ll take a closer look and see how our bodies work and move.
  • Butterflies & Insects Galore

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am

    Budding entomologists will enjoy this opportunity to examine bugs closely, build a habitat, and take home your very own caterpillar.