Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Author: Jaclyn Reynolds


COSI Science Festival Will Be Held May 1-4, 2019

COLUMBUS, OH – COSI today announced plans to celebrate science by holding a dynamic and fun festival called the COSI Science Festival on May 1-4, 2019. The Festival, expected to be among the largest science events in Ohio history, will include four days of events showcasing science around the central Ohio community and will conclude with a hands-on, day-long carnival-style celebration on the Scioto Peninsula outside COSI.

“The COSI Science Festival will showcase how exciting, interesting, fun, and accessible science is to all of us and how relevant it is to our daily lives. In addition, it will shine a light on the fantastic science, technology, and industry innovation in our great central Ohio region,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO of COSI. “Science festivals are fantastic ways to engage communities and meet the people right where they live, learn, and lounge. The COSI Science Festival will reach people in communities all over central Ohio, make science topics more accessible and inspire people to get excited about science. This is just the beginning – we expect the COSI Science Festival to continue to grow larger each year.”

Battelle has initiated funding through visionary support for the COSI Science Festival with a pledge of $850,000 over three years to help get the project underway.

“We’re proud to be the visionary founder of the COSI Science Festival,” said Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer. “This celebration will foster appreciation for innovation and technology in our community, share our enthusiasm for what our employees do every day and spark interest in the next generation of budding scientists, researchers and engineers.”

Plans are currently underway to secure additional funding for the COSI Science Festival and schedule the more than 60 events showcasing science all over the central Ohio community as well as the final day celebration. For more information, visit

About COSI
COSI, the Center of Science and Industry, located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the most respected and exciting science centers in the nation. Since 1964, COSI has been providing world-class experiences and engaging programing to inspire interest and excitement around all things science, technology and engineering for people of all ages. From hands-on interactives on the museum floor, the new American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery, and state-of-the-art planetarium and movie theater spaces, to its outreach education programs, COSI delivers science and science educational experiences both in its building and far beyond its walls. As a center piece of Columbus’s Downtown Peninsula, COSI stands as a leading cultural institution and destination attraction for regional, national and international audiences. For more information about COSI visit

About Battelle
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle makes the world better by commercializing technology, giving back to our communities, and supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. For more information, visit

About the Author

Jaclyn Reynolds

Jaclyn Reynolds

Jaclyn Reynolds is the Director of Communications for COSI. She has worked in communications and PR for more than 16 years. She has worked as a TV news producer in cable news and as a public information officer and communications specialist in state government.