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Due to road closures related to the Susan B Komen Race for the Cure event downtown, the parking garage under Dorrian Green park next to COSI will open at approximately 9:50am. Please note that heavier than normal traffic is expected throughout the downtown area from 7:30am-10:30am.

MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes Extended through Labor Day at COSI

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Acclaimed exhibition celebrating Marvel’s visual and cultural influence extended as well as information about the impact of COSI’s Science Festival and Big Science Celebration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 11, 2022) – The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the nation’s number one science museum as voted by USA Today’s 10Best, announced the extension of MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes today. Due to the popular demand of this guest-favorite exhibition, MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes will be at COSI until Labor Day, September 5, 2022 with the support of generous sponsors, Worthington Industries.

Featuring more than 300 original artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props, original art and more, the exhibition tells the story of Marvel in comics, film and other media over the past 80 years. Breathtaking artifacts will continue to delight collectors and casual fans of all ages along with immersive set pieces and interactive, hands-on installations that bring the comic book world to life.

New to the exhibition for the extension are two, large photo opportunities. In the coming weeks, guests and fans will be introduced to larger-than-life statues of the Hulk and Thor when visiting. Towering seven-feet-tall, the Hulk was revealed today at the announcement. Guests will be able to see both of these new additions at the exhibition at COSI.

“We couldn’t be more delighted with the response of our guests about MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes – it’s truly a fan favorite,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, president and CEO at COSI. “This iconic exhibition continues to ‘wow’ our guests at every turn, and we couldn’t be more excited to have it here at COSI through the summer.”

This announcement comes on the heels of the COSI Science Festival and Big Science Celebration. From May 4 – 7, COSI partnered with hundreds of partners to bring STEM education and the importance of science literacy to our community and beyond. On May 7, COSI hosted the Big Science Celebration, the largest STEM festival in the Midwest. With over 100 exhibitors right outside of COSI’s building, they were able to bring kids and adults alike face-to-face with interactive demonstrations and hands-on STEM activities at no cost to those who attended.

Between the events last week, COSI was able to impact more than 95,000 people, including 25,000 who visited the Big Science Celebration on the grounds of the museum. For more information about the COSI Science Festival please visit cosiscifest.org.

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About COSI: COSI, the #1 Science Museum in the Country as voted by USA Today’s 10Best, is an esteemed science center that has delighted Central Ohio, in the U.S.A. with all things science for 58 years, inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics and delivering our experiential, "hands-on fun" brand of learning. As a trusted educational resource for families, schools and community partners, COSI is an essential element of our community, engaging more than one million people annually through onsite, offsite and online experiences.