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.
Subtitling is offered in COSI’s Planetarium for One World, One Sky and Wildest Weather in the Solar System. Hearing assist devices are available for all shows within the Planetarium. No special reservations or advance notice is required, simply notify the Planetarium usher that you would like the subtitled version of show as you hand them your ticket. If you are planning a visit as a group you can make this request in advance.
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.
Best for ages 7+ | Running time: Approximately 22 minutes.
Jan 5 - Mar 22: 12:15pm | 3:15pm
Mar 23 - Mar 27: 12:15pm | 3:15pm | 5:15pm
Mar 28 - Apr 11*: 12:15pm | 3:15pm
Apr 13 - Apr 17: 12:15pm | 3:15pm | 5:15pm
Apr 18 - May 3**: 12:15pm | 3:15pm
*Additional 5:15pm showing on Apr 10
**No 3:15pm showing on April 18.
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!
Especially for children 5-10 | Running time: Approximately 35 minutes.
Jan 8 - Mar 1: 11:15am | 2:15pm
“You Are Here: A Journey Through Space” is a live show that explores the depths of our universe. What’s in our solar system and where, exactly, are we? Find out on this journey that explores the vastness of our universe. Recommended for ages 7+. Running time: Approximately 25 minutes.
Feb 5 - Mar 22: 1:15pm | 4:15pm Mar 23 - Mar 27: 1:15pm | 4:15pm | 6:15pm Mar 28 - Apr 11*: 1:15pm | 4:15pm Apr 13 - Apr 17: 1:15pm | 4:15pm | 6:15pm Apr 18 - May 3**: 1:15pm | 4:15pm *Additional 6:15pm showing on April 10
**No 4:15pm showing on April 18.
Discover the animals in the night sky. Families with young children will enjoy this engaging and interactive live astronomy show, led by a COSI Star Safari Guide along with the help of Orion, our master scout, to find animals in the night sky. This show created by COSI especially for early learners, features beautiful animal drawings, real-animal footage from The Columbus Zoo and a tour of the night sky across COSI’s 60-foot dome. No need to be quiet on this safari, the animals won’t mind a few oohs, aaahs and shout-outs from the audience as they discover the beauty and wonder of the stars. Recommended for ages 3-8. Running time: Approximately 22 minutes.
Mar 4 - May 3: 11:15am | 2:15pm
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