COSI’s planned November 20 reopening has been delayed.
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COSI’s planned November 20 reopening has been delayed.
After careful consideration of the current COVID-19 situation in Franklin County, COSI has made the very difficult decision to again delay its planned reopening. COSI has undertaken this action out of concern for the health and safety of its Members, Guests, and Team.

Nothing is more important to COSI than the health and safety of our guests and team. As a science center, COSI acutely understands the importance of maintaining a healthy and safe environment and the science behind COVID-19 transmission and prevention. COSI made a decision early in the COVID-19 crisis to only reopen to the public when it was safe to do so.


Reopening Information

The Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System currently ranks Franklin County as an Alert Level 3, indicating a very high exposure and spread of coronavirus, and the State of Ohio has announced that Franklin County is currently approaching Alert Level 4. COSI will continue to monitor the situation along with state and local health officials.

As a result, COSI will not reopen as planned on November 20, 2020. No new reopening date for COSI has been set. COSI Memberships will be automatically extended for any additional time lost due to COSI’s continued closure. Refunds for any purchased tickets will be made automatically.

In the meantime, we hope to connect with you online through COSI Connects. COSI Connects launches audiences of all ages into a universe of science through online videos, activities, plus a free mobile app that enables science exploration even when offline. COSI Connects is helping to the digital divide, promote digital literacy, and address critical science education needs simultaneously.

We regret any disappointment you and your family may feel and are grateful for your support for COSI. We look forward to seeing you at COSI in the future. Please stay safe during this pandemic. Please contact COSI’s Call Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614.228.2674 with any questions.

Sincerely,
The COSI Team

Reopening FAQs

Q: Why is COSI changing its plans to reopen?

A: At this time, COSI will not be reopening on November 20, 2020 as planned. This decision was made for the health and safety of our Guests and Team and was made in light of Franklin County's current Public Health Advisory Alert Level and the national COVID-19 situation. Please know this decision was extremely difficult for us and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of making this announcement on short notice. No new date for reopening COSI has been set.

Q: When will COSI reopen?

A: At this time, COSI does not have an opening date. Our team continues to monitor The Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System to help make an informed decision that ensures the health and safety of COSI’s Members, Guests, and Team.

Q: Why can I still book a time if you’re closed?

A: You many have looked at our booking system before we had a chance to take it offline. We apologize.

Q: Where can I find more information on COSI’s reopening plans?

A: For up to date information on COSI’s reopening, please visit https://cosi.org/covid19. For all media inquiries, please contact Jaclyn Reynolds, Director of Communications at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: Will my membership be extended for this additional closure period?

A: Yes, all COSI memberships will be automatically extended for any additional time lost. To discuss your Membership concerns, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: What happens with the ticket(s) I paid for? Will my ticket(s) be refunded?

A: Yes, tickets purchased will be automatically refunded. Please contact COSI’s Call Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614.228.2674 with any questions.