COSI Discovery Nights: a 21+ Event!

What does bacteria actually look like? Just how cold is Antarctica? Why, exactly, do you have a sweet tooth? Indulge your curious side at COSI Discovery Nights, COSI's newest 21+ event, full of lectures, live podcasts, maker workshops, panel discussions, planetarium shows, and much more. Whether you want to sit back and hear from the experts, try your own hand at our favorite science experiments, or simply wander the building and enjoy COSI after hours, we hope you’ll join us for an electrifying event this year!

Next Theme: Unseen Oceans (October 19)

Be among the first to see COSI's latest traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, Unseen Oceans. Learn how scientists are revealing the most mysterious parts of the ocean.

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Activities:

Coming soon

Planetarium:

• 7:30pm - Life: A Cosmic Story
• 8:30pm - What’s Up Columbus?
• 9:30pm - Fractals

Buffet:

6pm-8:30pm

Coming soon

Partners:

Coming soon


Admission:

Member - $14
Groups (10 or more) - $16
Nonmember (in advance) - $20
Nonmember (at the door) - $25

No time to eat before coming? Add food to your COSI Discovery Nights ticket. Offering a variety of small plates, guests who purchase this food ticket receive a wristband for all-you-can eat menu items. Buffet is open from 6:00-8:30.

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Upcoming Themes:

Oct 19, 2019

Unseen Oceans
Be among the first to see COSI's latest traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, Unseen Oceans. Learn how scientists are revealing the most mysterious parts of the ocean.
Nov 16, 2019

Salty, Sour, Sweet
Why do our favorite foods taste so good? Engage all of your taste buds as you learn the sizzling science behind a good meal.
Dec 20, 2019

Wizard School
Never received your acceptance letter? Now is your chance to attend Wizard School! Bring your best robes and wands and represent your house at COSI Discovery Night!
Jan 18, 2020

Dangerous Science
What things are actually dangerous? We might have to make some explosions to find out so wear your safety glasses!
Feb 14, 2020

Love and Attraction
What makes someone attractive? And what causes us to fall in love? It all comes down to - you guessed it - science!
Mar 21, 2020

Whodunit Murder Mystery
A murder has been committed and it's up to you to solve it! Look for clues and suspects around the museum as you conduct your investigation and submit your final guess for a chance to win the grand prize.
May 23, 2020

Journey Through Time
From our nostalgic memories, to ancient cultures, and all the way back to the dinosaurs, history excites and confounds us. Come take a journey to discover how scientists study our past.
Jun 20, 2020

Exploring Our Earth
Learn how adventurous scientists and explorers travel the far reaches of the globe to help us better understand our world. Gather some adventure stories of your own along the way.
Jul 18, 2020

Uncovering the Universe
From the vast reaches of space to the smallest particles of matter, learn how scientists figure out what the universe is made of. Don't forget to launch some rockets of your own.
Aug 22, 2020

Brewing and Distilling
Brewing and distilling combine ancient art with modern science. Learn how your favorite beverages are made from the experts who make them.

Upcoming Themes:


Oct 19, 2019:

Unseen Oceans

Be among the first to see COSI's latest traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, Unseen Oceans. Learn how scientists are revealing the most mysterious parts of the ocean.

Nov 16, 2019:

Salty, Sour, Sweet

Why do our favorite foods taste so good? Engage all of your taste buds as you learn the sizzling science behind a good meal.

Dec 20, 2019:

Wizard School

Never received your acceptance letter? Now is your chance to attend Wizard School! Bring your best robes and wands and represent your house at COSI Discovery Night!

Jan 18, 2020:

Dangerous Science

What things are actually dangerous? We might have to make some explosions to find out so wear your safety glasses!

Feb 14, 2020:

Love and Attraction

What makes someone attractive? And what causes us to fall in love? It all comes down to - you guessed it - science!

Mar 21, 2020:

Whodunit Murder Mystery

A murder has been committed and it's up to you to solve it! Look for clues and suspects around the museum as you conduct your investigation and submit your final guess for a chance to win the grand prize.

May 23, 2020:

Journey Through Time

From our nostalgic memories, to ancient cultures, and all the way back to the dinosaurs, history excites and confounds us. Come take a journey to discover how scientists study our past.

June 20, 2020:

Exploring Our Earth

Learn how adventurous scientists and explorers travel the far reaches of the globe to help us better understand our world. Gather some adventure stories of your own along the way.

July 18, 2020:

Uncovering the Universe

From the vast reaches of space to the smallest particles of matter, learn how scientists figure out what the universe is made of. Don't forget to launch some rockets of your own.

Aug 22, 2020:

Brewing and Distilling

Brewing and distilling combine ancient art with modern science. Learn how your favorite beverages are made from the experts who make them.