We have events down to a science.
One of Columbus’s signature spaces for parties, meetings, film shoots and expos, COSI transforms any event into an extraordinary occasion. Any of our galleries can be configured to suit your gathering, with indoor and outdoor space available.
Host Your Event at COSI. We promise an experience no other venue can offer!
Just steps from Scioto River and across the bridge from downtown Columbus, COSI offers unique and spectacular spaces that can be used alone or in combination for transformative corporate events, award dinners, daytime conferences and more. Rental includes tables, chairs, and exhibit and security staff.
Cuisine and Décor
Our culinary team will bring your vision to life from mixology ... to the main course ... through dessert. Custom menus feature local and seasonal ingredients. Contact us to request sample menus for plated meals, strolling dinners, cocktail receptions, craft cocktails, full bar packages and premium wines. COSI is proud to partner with Columbus’s top talent in décor, floral, lighting and stage design.
Evening Menu Options
An inspiring venue for your most innovative events
At COSI, business events are the epitome of the most productive meeting—successful, memorable, and well-organized. We have the most exclusive, flexible meeting and event space in Columbus, along with exceptional event planning staff and catering services to create a distinct experience. From board meetings to corporate retreats, we’re designed for productivity.
Acclaimed fare, exceptional service, a prime location and one-of-a-kind venues, offering great flexibility for hosts and planners, are the hallmarks of COSI.
Our 12 private meeting spaces can comfortably accommodate meetings of 30 to 6,000 people for receptions, presentations, lunches, retreats, training and planning sessions.
Enhance your corporate event at COSI with educational and engaging add-on experiences including a tour of the new American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery, hands-on cart activities that can be conducted in your meeting room or have exclusive access to one of COSI’s live shows.
The Science of Team Building
Engage, inspire and transform your team through innovative Team Building experiences designed especially for corporate teams to help build skills and critical thinking through creativity, problem solving and collaboration - all through fun, hand-on science, inspiring talks and team challenges.
"Our Advisory Council had our holiday banquet at COSI in the Central High Meeting Room. The room was just the right size for 60+ people, and very welcoming and comfortable. There was no problem with the audio-visual equipment—no one had trouble seeing or hearing the presentation. The food, which was prepared on-site, was delicious and plentiful, friendly, prompt service. The new parking lot was a welcome convenience, and the fact that the entire facility is wheelchair-accessible was a definite plus. I would not hesitate to choose COSI as a venue for another event." - Lynn Price, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
"My experience with our event was very pleasant. Tech International reserved South Point for a team brunch immediately following the Jingle Bell Run 5K in December. Access from the outdoor event was very simple. The venue had an excellent view of downtown, with plenty of privacy and the breakfast buffet was delicious." - Brian Laughlin, Tech International
“COSI has been a great community partner for the Greater Columbus Arts Council. From cooperative programming during the Columbus Arts Festival, to space sharing and a willingness to host our volunteers and constituents during a variety of functions, the COSI event planning, marketing and administrative staff are a pleasure to work with.” -Jami Goldstein, Greater Columbus Arts Council
“Overall, we had a fantastic event for our associates and their families. COSI was extremely accommodating in customizing our event to fit our needs. The entire event staff was great to work with starting with our initial conversation through the post-event follow up.” - Marcos Ramos, Big Lots
"A thrill ride through national parks...one of the best [new films] extolling their beauty, wonder, spirit and recreational value." "We enjoyed every minute of our company holiday party at COSI. The staff was incredibly thorough and helpful during the entire process, from beginning to end. Everyone was more than accommodating with our requests and we could not have asked for a better place for our extravaganza!" - Lo Yost, Bark Box
"The entire COSI team was a delight to work with to plan and execute our holiday celebration. It was our largest event to date for our Certified Tourism Ambassadors, and I attribute that to the fact that we were able to plan an event during COSI After Dark and soon after the Dinosaur Gallery opening. Our events sales manager Savannah kept us informed every step of the way, anticipated our needs and made us feel valued." - Robbie Banks, Experience Columbus
“We’ve hosted our annual holiday event at COSI a few years now and have always had a wonderful experience. Their events team makes the process seamless and are committed to making your event a success. The ability to include a COSI experience in your event makes the time memorable for all, especially the kids! The new menu selections are excellent as well.” - Chelsea King, King Business Interiors, Inc.
“Anytime the Franklinton Board of Trade holds an event at COSI it is an "out of this world" experience. COSI is not just a world class science center, but also a world class event venue. The staff, the food, the hospitality and the overall COSI experience will raise the bar for any event you are holding.” - Trent E. Smith, Franklinton Board of Trade