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Traveling Exhibits

Limited engagement experiences brought to COSI just for you.

Traveling exhibits are at COSI for a limited amount of time and some may require the purchase of an additional ticket.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes

Join the master detective on his pursuit to crack the most intricate mysteries using the powers of deduction and the most cutting–edge 19th century techniques of forensic science.

Additional Exhibits

Experiences not included in
General Admission

Marked exhibits require the purchase of an additional ticket.

Giant Screen
Adventure Exhibit

Extreme Screen Theater

Experience crystal-clear images on the biggest digital screen in Ohio.

Adventure Exhibit
Adventure Exhibit

Adventure

Step inside to find yourself transported to a remote island where remnants of an ancient culture guard a secret that only you can unlock.

Classic Exhibits

Classic Exhibits come free with General Admission to COSI.

From the outer reaches of the Universe to the bottom of the seas, COSI's classic exhibitions will take you on a voyage of discovery.

Energy Explorers
Energy Explorers

Energy Explorers

COSI’s new Energy Explorers exhibition focuses on how energy powers the world around us-from the transportation we take to the products we buy.

Space Exhibit
Space

Space

Ride in a space capsule, maneuver a rover through a Martian landscape, and test your skills as an armchair astronaut.

Live Shows
Live Shows

Live Shows

COSI’s exciting (and explosive) live science shows are included with your admission or Membership.

Lab Spaces
Lab Spaces at COSI

COSI Lab Spaces

Working research laboratories designed to let you witness scientific research in real time.

Big Science Park Exhibit
Big Science Park

Big Science Park

Larger-than-life activities designed to let your inner scientist stomp around and shout out loud.

Ocean Exhibit
Ocean

Ocean

Mighty Poseidon reigns over a mythical playground symbolizing the ancient stories of the sea.

WOSU Exhibit
WOSU

WOSU @ COSI

The only working television and radio studio in a science center.

CHS
CHS

Columbus Historical Society

Come to COSI to see CHS' newest exhibit, Columbus at Play, featuring popular summer pastimes and sports and music memorabilia. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Life Exhibit
Life

Life

From before birth to after death—and the many steps in between—Life explores what makes us human.

Gadget Exhibit
Gadgets

Gadgets

Try to lift your own weight in the pulley chair, split laser beams, and build a bridge.

Progress Exhibit
Progress

Progress

Travel through time and interact with technology from 1898 and 1962.

Kidspace Exhibit
little kidspace

little kidspace

Young children can safely climb, build, splash, imagine, and pretend in COSI’s little kidspace®.

Hallway Experiences
Hallway Experiences

Hallway Exhibitions

From gorgeous photography to thought-prevoking collections, enjoy these free, limited-engagement displays while you're here.