About COSI

About COSI

COSI, Columbus, Ohio's dynamic Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, dreamers, and innovators of tomorrow. Opened in 1964 at Memorial Hall in downtown Columbus, COSI moved in 1999 to a new 320,000-square-foot home designed by internationally-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, creating one of the largest modern-built science centers in the United States. COSI continues to represent a significant investment in the economic development and community revitalization of downtown Columbus.

As a "center of science," rather than a standalone science center, COSI has established embedded partnerships that enrich our guests' experiences, including WOSU@COSI, the only working television station in a science center; the Ohio State University (OSU) Labs in Life, working research laboratories created through a partnership with The Ohio State University and staffed by OSU researchers; Battelle's STEM Innovation Network, in partnership with one of the world's leading research institutions; the Columbus Historical Society; and the STEM-based Metro High School, among others.

In 2008, COSI was named America's #1 science center for families by Parent Magazine. Since 1964, COSI has engaged with over 30 million people from all 50 states and around the world, both on-site and through its award-winning outreach programs.

 

Our History

Our History

Founded in 1964, COSI has a long history of inspiring innovative science education.

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Financial Information

Financial Information

COSI is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) funded through earned revenue, and public and private income sources.

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Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

COSI’s Strategic Areas of Focus include Health & Medicine, Energy & Environment, Technology & Innovation, and Early Childhood Education.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

COSI values diversity and aspires to be an environment for our guests and our team, where diversity is understood, recognized, respected, and celebrated.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

COSI is helping to prepare our community, our state, and our nation for the future.

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Our Partners

Our Partners

COSI actively partners with an array of organizations and educational institutions to extend the impact of science education.

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Our Leaders

Our Leaders

Meet COSI’s leaders, including the Senior Management Team, Governing Board, and community volunteers who support COSI.

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