Try-It Together Workshops

Try-It Together Workshops invite early learners (ages 2-6) and their favorite adult to work through engaging STEM activities together here in COSI. Become a scientist as you explore, measure, build, program, create, test, question, and learn. Each month our workshops will present a new career and topic for you and your little learner to discover. The workshop includes small demos and hands-on activities to explore together. Join us as we try new things, test our ideas, and find out more about COSI and the world around us.

Each session is offered twice monthly (choose a weekday or Saturday, from 10:00AM – 11:00AM). Try-It Together Workshops are aligned to state standards and encourage creativity, cooperation, and critical thinking as we work together to solve problems, test ideas, ask questions, and learn more about our world!

$10/per person

You Become a Scientist

At COSI we will investigate the science behind gravity, magnetism, and chemical reactions! Together we’ll explore force – the “push and pull” that power our world – to build ramps, have fun with magnets, and send corks flying. Then together you will become a scientist as you build gravity-powered magnetic marble courses, put torque to the test using real tools, build with magnetic blocks, launch film canisters, and much more!

July 13, 2019   July 18, 2019

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Zoologist

In this wild hands-on program, you’ll both encounter habitats, adaptations, and the science behind what all living things need as you meet and touch some of COSI’s real animals! Then, explore together as you both become a zoologist and examine real animal furs, construct your own paw print “animal trails,” view real animal X-rays, and get up close and personal with living worms! Best of all, you can both build a healthy habitat around a real, living reptile and watch her explore her new home!

August 14, 2019   August 17, 2019

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Paleontologist

Dig into discovery and explore a paleontology research station right here at COSI! You both will become a paleontologist as you explore how prehistoric creatures might’ve lived. Together you’ll explore the differences between dinosaur eggs, feel the different types of feather they would have had, build your own dinosaur skeleton, explore the different food they would eat and compare the size of your body with some of the most popular dinosaurs discovered!

September 25, 2019   September 28, 2019

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Meteorologist

Rain or shine, weather is science at work! What ingredients does it take to bring a storm to life? In this hands-on workshop, you will both become meteorologist to find out. Together you’ll see how scientists measure rainfall, examine temperature with real ice spheres, use patterns to create musical sound storms, and even make real clouds right in the classroom. And – even though we can’t see wind – you’ll both see the amazing things it can do in our five-foot tall standing wind tube!

October 19, 2019   October 23, 2019

  • COSI Admission: Not Included