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School Field Trip Admission Information

Groups of 12 or more, ages 18 and under.


Group Admission $10/person
Group Admission plus NatGeo Giant Screen Film $14/person
NatGeo Giant Screen Film Only $6/person
Group Admission plus Planetarium Show $14/person
Planetarium Show Only $6/person
Group Admission + Videoconferencing Program $16/person
Overnight Field Trips $50/person
*The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee not included. The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee helps make the arts available to all by funding exemplary artists, arts organizations and programs that educate and engage audiences throughout Greater Columbus.

Teachers are admitted to COSI free of charge with acceptable form of verification. (Open to certified public/private PreK-12th grade school teachers, teachers at licensed/registered child care and preschool facilities, college/university faculty, and home educators. Acceptable forms of verification include: Faculty ID, OEA card, Teaching license/certificate, or letter from your school district indicating intent to home school.)

To make a field trip reservation, please call 614.228.2674 or 888.819.2674 between the hours of 9am and 4pm ET, Monday through Saturday. Advance reservations are required.

Financial assistance is available for some groups through COSI's CAP; click here for details.

Add-On Field Trip Experiences Connected to Real Academic Standards

Generation Rx Labs

The Generation Rx Lab is a fun, innovative educational experience. In this space within the Life exhibit, visitors of all ages can conduct engaging, hands-on experiments as they learn about the science of drugs!

View Available Generation Rx Labs

Field Trip Payment

Payment is due upon arrival (with the exception of Box Lunch orders, which must be paid two weeks in advance). Payments MUST be consolidated and made in the form of check, credit card, or one lump sum cash payment. Only those persons listed on the group reservation are eligible for the discounted group rate. Individuals not listed on the reservation will be charged regular general admission fees. Purchase Orders will also be accepted as long as a copy of the PO is provided at check-in.

Groups wishing to pay in advance may call COSI at 614-228-2674 to pay over the phone with a credit card, or mail their payment to the following address:
COSI Accounts Receivable
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Field Trip Educator Packets

The following educator packets will ensure you have a smooth, fun visit to COSI and include pre-visit checklists, chaperone guides, arrival and departure info (for buses too!), and an order form for school group kits.

Group Visit Guide & Directions

Box Lunches

Lunch orders must be finalized and paid in full at least two weeks prior to your arrival date. No cancellations or changes can be accepted after that point. Sorry, refunds are not available for lunch orders.

Teacher's Choice Planetarium Films

See the film on your choice during your field trip or group visit in COSI's Planetarium, including One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, Cell! Cell! Cell!, Back To The Moon For Good and many others from COSI’s library of award-winning planetarium documentaries.

Learn More

Educator Amenities

Community Access Program

Group Visit Guide

National Geographic Giant Screen Theater


333 West Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215

A special message from COSI President and CEO Dr. Frederic Bertley.