(Columbus, Ohio) February 12, 2019 – Easton Town Center and the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) announced today a new exhibit opening at Easton on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The Rooms@Easton presented by COSI is a one-of-a-kind experience for families and kids of all ages. Guests are invited to unlock these themed rooms, explore illusions, be part of a social experiment and see your surroundings in a new light!
Located inside the Station Building behind the AMC Easton 30 ticket booth, The Rooms are five individually themed “pop-up” interactive museum exhibits. The Rooms highlight science concepts that we experience in everyday life, only on a larger scale. Guests are encouraged to explore The Rooms and share the experience on social media with #COSIatEaston. The main corridor of the space will also include interactive science experiences and projects.
“A core value of Easton is experiential innovation so partnering with the country's top science museum for families will help us create even more memories and special experiences for our guests,” said Jennifer Peterson, Chief Executive, Easton. “We expect The Rooms@Easton to be a significant educational and fun attraction for families. Adults and kids of all ages love COSI and we're so pleased to have them on site as we celebrate our 20th anniversary this year.”
“Our mission is to engage, inspire and transform lives and communities - we specialize in sharing the wonder of science exploration with people of all ages,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO, COSI. “Through our main hub on the Scioto Peninsula, to our upcoming citywide Science Festival and now The Rooms@Easton, we want to ignite your curiosity and illustrate that science is for everyone. With more than 2 million guests a month visiting Easton, we could not be any more excited about this partnership."
The Rooms@Easton presented by COSI include:
Optical Illusion Room: Immerse yourself in a wall- to-wall optical illusion room to experience how optical illusions trick the brain into seeing motion where there is none.
Blue Block Room: Use your imagination to create and build using blue building blocks and engage in hands-on structure engineering.
White Room: You are part of the science experiment! Join us by contributing colored stickers to an ever-evolving white room inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room. Visitors will enter a constantly transforming space and see what was an all-white space morph over time thanks to visitor participation.
Reflection Room: Guests are immersed in a wall-to-wall mirrored room to experience how parallel mirrors produce an “infinity” effect using reflection and light.
Light Room: Visitors will enter a room with changing colored lights that affect how the colored shapes on the walls are viewed. Guests experience how different colored lights affect the colorful room around them.
The Rooms@Easton presented by COSI will be open beginning February 16 and run through May 19. Open hours:
Monday-Thursday: Noon - 8:00 PM
Friday-Saturday: Noon - 9:00 PM
Sunday: Noon - 6:00 PM
In 2018, Easton hosted THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit created by the Miami Children’s Museum. THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit hosted more than 35,000 visitors at Easton Town Center over a three-month period in early 2018.
Co-Developed by The Georgetown Company and L Brands, Easton is a 1,300-acre mixed use destination in northeast Columbus, Ohio. At the heart of the master planned development is Easton Town Center, the Midwest’s premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment with over 240 best-in-class shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Easton also features a power retail center known as Easton Gateway, a large format retail shopping experience with 40 other restaurants and shops. The office park at Easton currently has 30,000 employees with nearby residential, hotel and leisure options including soccer fields, ice rinks, indoor play fields and Ohio’s largest multi-screen cinema. Easton Town Center, which was co-developed by L Brands, The Georgetown Company and Steiner + Associates, and managed by Steiner + Associates, is ranked among the top 30 highest-performing retail centers in the United States and with sales over $1 billion, has the highest specialty retail sales and overall volume in the state of Ohio. Easton Town Center has been honored with the Innovative Design Award by the International Council of Shopping Centers and is listed as a Top Five Most Innovative Malls in the World by trade publication Inside Retail.