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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.


No Boots Required – Farm Days Come To COSI

Learn what it takes to be a farmer at COSI August 14 – 18, 2013

Photo from a past Farm Days.

COLUMBUS, OH – COSI brings the farm back to the city for the ninth year in a row, with Farm Days: Little Seeds, Big Tractors. This special event runs Wednesday, August 14 – Sunday, August 18 and features more than 20 pieces of huge farming equipment arranged on the west side of COSI.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


COSI To Open New Exhibition Exploring Energy

Energy Explorers Opens July 20, 2013

A photo of the entrance to Energy Explorers.

Columbus, OH – COSI is proud to announce the opening of a new signature exhibition, Energy Explorers, on July 20, 2013. This marks the biggest new exhibition project since opening in the new building thirteen years ago. Energy Explorers is a hands-on, interactive exhibition focusing on how energy powers the world around us – from the transportation we take, to the products we buy, to the ways we live and work.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Huge Construction Equipment Takes Over COSI

The Science of Big Machines is at COSI June 15 -23, 2013

Big Machines at COSI

Columbus, OH – They're big, they're loud and they're back at COSI! Big Machines including a bulldozer, concrete truck and a crane will take over COSI's West Plaza June 15-23, 2013.

More than 20 pieces of construction equipment will be at COSI. Kids will get their own hard hat to wear while they dig and move sand or operate the controls a real mini-excavator or a telescoping forklift. If guests want a training session before trying out the real thing a virtual simulator of an excavator makes operating the machine as easy as playing a video game. For the youngest guests, climb in the driver's seat of several big pieces of equipment or play with construction toys just like the real thing.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Explore The Wonders of Your Own Backyard!

Backyard Science Day is April 27, 2013 at COSI

Photo from Backyard Science Day

COLUMBUS, OH – COSI and ScottsMiracle-Gro are pleased to present Backyard Science Day for the third year. On Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m., science experts from ScottsMiracle-Gro and other partners will help COSI guests explore all there is to know about their own backyard.

"Backyard Science Day helps emphasize that everybody can be a scientist at home and explore science in the world around them," said David E. Chesebrough, Ed.D., President and CEO of COSI. "This day will be dedicated to the natural wonders of the backyard, and our key partner ScottsMiracle-Gro helps bring this all to life."

Using interactive, hands-on demonstrations, COSI staff and science experts from ScottsMiracle-Gro will teach visitors about soil, how plants grow, what seeds need to grow, how to make their own bird seed, and container gardening. ScottsMiracle-Gro will also have planting kits for kids to take home.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


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

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