The new COSI Planetarium—the largest in Ohio—features state-of-the-art digital technology that offers an unsurpassed glimpse of our incredible universe. The COSI Planetarium’s new Digistar 5 projection system and 60-foot dome will transport you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, to undersea volcanoes and distant lands, and even into the human body. For all who wonder, who question, who dream, your window to the universe is now open at COSI.
Now Available: Planetarium Only tickets!
This live show explores what can be seen in the sky tonight in central Ohio. Discover the current stars, constellations, planets, and deep sky objects that fill the starry night. Running time: Approximately 22 minutes.
Mar 18 - Sept 4: 12:15pm | 3:15pm*
*No 3:15pm showing on Apr 22
Take a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth! Fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Running time: 25 minutes.
Mar 18 - May 26: 1:15pm
Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books, and the writer of a mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors to the planets and far out into the Universe where Jack and Annie nearly get… Well, we don’t want to give it away. The adventure is just beginning! Running time: Approximately 35 minutes.
Mar 18 - Apr 18: 11:15am | 2:15pm
Apr 19 - Sept 4: 2:15pm
Search the solar system for hidden treasure with COSI’s Planetary Treasure Hunt. Climb on board the magical Starship C.O.S.I. 43215 for a visit to Mars, Saturn, the Moon and more. You might even experience an alien encounter or two, so keep your eyes peeled – the aliens’ riddles just might help you find the Northern Crown’s missing jewels. Running time: Approximately 25 minutes.
Apr 19 - Sept 4: 11:15am
SpacePark360 is a set of fulldome movies designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides - roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. Seen from the rider's perspective, SpacePark360 takes the state-of-the-art technologies of fulldome systems and combines them with heart pounding thrill rides to create a unique entertainment show never seen before on the dome. From the tops of Jupiter's clouds to the icy depths of Neptune's moon Triton, each location serves to heighten the thrilling experience. Please note: this particular show has the extreme motion of amusement park rides that could cause motion sickness. Running time: Approximately 38 minutes.
Mar 18 - Sept 4*: 4:15pm
*No showing on April 22
with COSI Chief Scientist and Astrophysicist: Dr. Paul Sutter
This live show lets you ask COSI’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Paul Sutter, your favorite questions about science and the universe in a dynamic Q&A format. You direct the show as the 60-foot dome in COSI’s Planetarium showcases visuals that help answer your deep questions. Show length: approximately 30 minutes. Showtimes: May 4, June 1 - 8:30pm (CAD) Apr 28, May 26, June 30 - 7:15pm (FFN)
Asteroid: Mission Extreme takes audiences on an epic journey to discover the possibilities that asteroids present for space travel. Using stunning visuals and state-of-the-art computer graphics, the film presents the fascinating idea, based on real science, that asteroids could be used as stepping stones to other worlds, veritable “way stations” in space enabling us to cross the entire solar system. Running time: Approximately 25 minutes.
May 27 - Sept 4: 10:15am | 1:15pm
See the shows of your choice during your field trip or group visit, including Cell! Cell! Cell!, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, Our Solar System, Back to the Moon for Good, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, and Our Universe Above. Learn More
Daily: 9:00am | 9:15am | 9:30am | 9:45am