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COSI is now open!

Construction alert: Please reference this map for routes to COSI and parking information.

An exciting project is happening outside COSI!

This fall, the City of Columbus broke ground on a 620-space two-story underground parking garage with greenspace atop. The aesthetically pleasing, multi-functional space shown in the rendering will provide us with beautiful greenspace and allow COSI to provide even more engaging outdoor experiences for our guests in the near future.

While crews are working on the project, follow the arrows to get to COSI. See the map for more details.

Check out our time lapse video of the ongoing construction here.

COSI Admission Information

Admission Package

Adults (13+)


COSI Members

Premium Members

Supporting Members

Buy Tickets

General Admission - Classic Exhibits & Shows $20 $15 Free Free Free
Two Day Admission Pass** $30 $20
Add a Do-It-All Ticket $15 $15
Add a Planetarium Show $5 $5 $4 Free Free
Add a National Geographic Giant Screen Movie $5 $5 $4 $4 Free
Add Motion Simulator $5 $5 $4 $4 $4
National Geographic Movie Only (No exhibits) $8 $8 $4 $4 Free
Planetarium Show Movie Only (No exhibits) $8 $8 $4 Free Free
Family Friday Night    What Is This? $11 $11 Movie is $3.50 Movie is $3.50 Free

*Children under 24 months are free. Youth pricing is valid for ages 2-12 years old.
**Two Day Pass good for 2 consecutive days

Family Friday Night

COSI offers extended hours and price-reduced admission on the last Friday of every month so you can visit, learn, and play late! General admission is only $11 after 5pm and includes all of COSI's Classic Exhibitions plus a movie in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.

Members get in free and pay only $3.50 for a movie in The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater at COSI (optional).

Available Add-Ons

Adventure - $5
Giant Screen Film - $5

$5 Youth Admission

Save $7.95 in honor of COSI's 50th Anniversary.
No coupon necessary. Offer ends March 16, 2014.

Please note: The $5 Youth Admission special does not apply to group visits. For group rates, please check here.

There is something to satisfy everyone’s appetite at COSI. The Atomic Café features Bean Sprouts, healthy and fun foods that will delight adults and kids alike.

Beans Sprouts' award-winning children's menu, Imaginibbles™ includes items like Grilledzilla and P-moji Pizza empowering kids to make healthy choices. Grown-ups have equally tempting choices. Bean Sprouts offers a variety of options for families with picky eaters, allergies and other dietary needs.

Learn more about the Bean Sprouts menu and "philosoPEA"
Imaginibbles | Grown Up Menu

The Atomic Cafe also features pizza, salads, grill items, sandwiches and a variety of sides.

Deli and Salad Menu | Pizza and Grill Menu

This Week's Hours

10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm
10am - 9pm
10am - 5pm

Spring Business Hours

Mar 15 - Sept 4*: 10am - 5pm
*April 16 (Easter): CLOSED
*April 22 (Blast): 10am - 3pm
*July 3 (Red White & Boom): CLOSED
*Last Friday of every month (FFN): 10am - 9pm

On-Site Parking

Parking is available west of Belle Street including parking lots and meters.

$5 for General Public | $4 for COSI Members

Daily downtown rate is $10. In order to get the discounted rate, please bring your ticket inside to COSI's Box Office for validation. Parking may be paid for at the box office or by credit card when exiting the parking lots.

COSI Photo Policy

COSI and the media frequently take photos/videos of visitors which may be used by COSI and/or its designees in future promotional materials in any media (such as websites, brochures, flyers, blogs, and social media sites). If you are photographed, the photo may be used without your prior consent and without compensation. If you do not want your image used, please avoid the photographer or inform them that you do not wish to be photographed.

COSI Code of Conduct

COSI is a participatory, hands-on environment. We invite you to use the exhibits actively, but with respect. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Disruptive behavior, vandalism, misuse of exhibits or the building will not be tolerated. Weapons of any kind are not permitted on our property. If you present a danger to other guests or to COSI, you may be removed from the premises without warning or refund. In the event of an emergency, please follow all prompts and directions provided by COSI team members and emergency personnel.