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COSI is Columbus' dynamic hands-on science center and was recently named the #1 science center in the country by Parents Magazine. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibitions and over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 7-story Extreme Screen Theater with the largest screen in Ohio, an outdoor science park, a special area for tiny explorers ages 0 through Kindergarten, and the country's only high-wire unicycle. COSI also offers a variety of special events, family programs, camps, and more.

12
March
2013

Flight of the Butterflies in 3D Soars Into the Extreme Screen Theater

Opens March 13, 2013

Monarch on flower from Flight of the Butterflies in 3D

COLUMBUS, OH – Flight of the Butterflies in 3D, a breathtaking new Giant Screen adventure from Canadian film producer and distributor SK Films, is coming to COSI's Extreme Screen Theater. This epic 3D adventure captures one of the longest migrations on Earth and the inspiring true story of a scientist's stunning discovery. The film opens March 13.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

08
March
2013

Myth Confirmed! COSI To Host MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Opening at COSI June 8, 2013

Change Like a Super Hero in MythBusters the Explosive Exhibition

COLUMBUS, OH – The Discovery Channel's Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, which makes its way to COSI June 8, 2013.

The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In MythBusters, co-hosts Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara take scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or exploding myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects. Savage and Hyneman were heavily involved throughout the development of the exhibition to ensure guests experience a true MythBusting encounter.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

16
January
2013

Unlock the Puzzle and Put Your Brainpower to the Test in Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes

Opening January 26, 2013 at COSI

COLUMBUS, OH (January 16, 2013) – COSI is excited to present Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes, an eclectic exhibit with an added maze opening on January 26, 2013.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

11
January
2013

AEP Ohio President Named COSI Board Chair

12-19-12 (Columbus) – Pablo A. Vegas has been named board chair of COSI's (Center of Science and Industry) board of trustees. He is the president and chief operating officer for American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio, serving approximately 1.44 million customers in Ohio and the northern West Virginia panhandle.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

11
December
2012

Astounding Additional Plastinates Remind us to Take Care of our Brains

Limited Time Left to see Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain at COSI

COLUMBUS, OH (December 11, 2012) – Astounding additional plastinates have been added to Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain, now at COSI for a limited engagement. Plastinates titled The Hockey Players, captured in a moment of high-skill movement. They need to balance on the ice, rapidly changing directions, while keeping control of a small puck with a bent stick. They remind us that more we use our muscles, the stronger they get, while underused muscles tend to fade away. They also remind us of the importance of protecting our brains during sports play using helmets and other methods.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

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