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2021 Admission

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General Admission

Tickets Price
Adult Ages 13+ $25
Youth Ages 2-12 $20
Under 2 FREE
Senior Ages 60+ $23
Teacher FREE
Military Adult Ages 13+ $23
Military Youth Ages 2-12 $18
 

Reciprocal Member Admission

Reciprocal Tickets Price
ASTC Adult Ages 19+ Am I eligible? FREE
ASTC Youth Ages 2-18 FREE
ACM Adult Ages 19+ Am I eligible? $12.50
ACM Youth Ages 2-18 $10

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COSI Hours
MONDAY......CLOSED
TUESDAY......CLOSED
WEDNESDAY......CLOSED
THURSDAY......10-5
FRIDAY......10-5
SATURDAY......10-5
SUNDAY......10-5

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Parking at COSI
The most convenient parking nearest to COSI is the City of Columbus’ underground garage immediately west of COSI, managed by LAZ Parking. The underground garage entrance on Belle Street may be accessed from Broad Street. Please note that due to construction the south end of Belle Street is currently closed to traffic. Discounted underground garage parking is $5 for COSI Members and the General Public.
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COSI Hours
MONDAY......CLOSED
TUESDAY......CLOSED
WEDNESDAY......CLOSED
THURSDAY......10-5
FRIDAY......10-5
SATURDAY......10-5
SUNDAY......10-5

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Parking at COSI
The most convenient parking nearest to COSI is the City of Columbus’ underground garage immediately west of COSI, managed by LAZ Parking. The underground garage entrance on Belle Street may be accessed from Broad Street. Please note that due to construction the south end of Belle Street is currently closed to traffic. Discounted underground garage parking is $5 for COSI Members and the General Public.
Click here for more information about parking at COSI.



Reopening FAQs

Q: What is COSI's policy regarding face coverings?

A: As per the direction of state and federal experts, COSI will not require face masks for fully vaccinated guests starting June 3, 2021. We will continue to monitor public health guidelines and reserve the right to update this policy as health orders evolve.

Q: What change is COSI making to its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to help ensure guest safety?

COSI has installed a new UV-C Photohydroionization air sterilization system to the COSI building in partnership with Dublin, OH-based HVAC company Air Force One. UV-C photohydroionization uses ultraviolet light within COSI’s HVAC system to destroy germs, viruses, and bacteria. Within the HVAC system, UV-C light reacts with a catalyst and moisture from the air to produce safe, ionized hydro-peroxide that will now be in the air at COSI. That hydro-peroxide is safe for humans in the air, but not for germs and viruses.

Q: Are advance reservations required to visit COSI?

A: YES! All COSI Members and guests are required to make a reservation online in advance to visit COSI. A confirmation email will be sent indicating the reservation date chosen. Guests may enter at any time on their chosen day.

Q: Can I make a reservation in person?

A: No. Reservations and ticket sales may not be made in person. Purchasing a membership does not guarantee a same-day visit.

Q: What days of the week will COSI be open?

A: COSI will reopen to COSI Members and the general public on June 3, 2021. COSI will be open four days a week, Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Q: Are some experiences closed or not currently available to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19?

A: Yes, due to restricted spaces, some COSI experiences will remain closed for the foreseeable future, including:
  • National Geographic Giant Screen Theater
  • Gadgets Live Show Stage
  • Motion Simulator
  • High-Wire Unicycle
  • 3D Audio interactive in the Life Exhibition Area
  • Early entry on weekdays to little kidspace for Ultimate and Premium Family COSI Members will be unavailable until further notice to permit additional cleaning of this space.

Q: Which special exhibitions are currently at COSI?

A:
  • The Cuba exhibition in the American Museum of Natural History Special Exhibition Gallery has been extended and will be included with COSI Membership or general admission;
  • The Animation Academy exhibition, originally scheduled for Summer 2020, will open at COSI at the end of June 2021.

Q: Will COSI’s food service locations and gift shop be open?

A: Yes! COSI’s Molecules Cafe, Atomic Cafe, and Science2Go! Gift shop will reopen along with the COSI building.

Q: Can I print my ticket at COSI?

A: We are unable to re-print tickets at COSI. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Q: When should I arrive?

A: Guests may arrive at any time on the date of their reservation.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Parking is available in the City of Columbus underground parking garage immediately west of COSI and accessed off Belle Street (underneath Dorrian Green park).

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: COSI Members: Electronic or printed tickets should be in hand and ready for self-scanning as you enter COSI. Digital Membership or physical cards should be ready. To access your digital COSI Membership card, please download the COSI app and login to your account.
Guests: Electronic or printed tickets should be in hand and ready for self-scanning as you enter COSI.

Q: What COSI entrance do I use to enter?

A: Please use COSI’s main entrance on the west side of the building (facing Dorrian Green park).

Q: Can I use COSI admission coupons?

A: To minimize exchange of items between guests and the COSI Team, coupons cannot be honored at this time.

Q: COSI originally planned to reopen in July and November 2020. Why was there a delay?

A: COSI originally planned to reopen in 2020. At the time, Franklin County was at Alert Level 3, approaching Alert Level 4. Due to these conditions, COSI made the decision to delay its reopening. With a decline in COVID-19 cases in Franklin county and a rise of vaccinations, COSI plans to reopen its doors safely on June 3, 2021.