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Amenities & Accessibility

COSI's Guest Relations Team is ready to assist with any needs during your visit to COSI. The Guest Services desk is located in the Atrium on Level 1 (main entrance) of the building.

Strollers, Wagons, and Wheelchairs

The Guest Services desk in the Atrium offers both strollers and wheelchairs for our visitors’ convenience. Prior arrangements are not necessary, but items are available on a first come, first served basis. A driver's license is required to secure either a stroller or a wheelchair for the day.

Exhibit & Theater Access

Every exhibit and the 7-story Extreme Screen theater are handicapped accessible through the 3 elevators located throughout the building.

First Aid

Basic first aid supplies (band-aids, ice packs, etc.) are available at the Guest Services desk. In addition, a first aid room is located behind the Guest Services desk in the Atrium.


Large lockers are available for $1.00 per use and are located on the Mezzanine Level for your convenience. See our Interactive Map for other locker locations.

Lost and Found

COSI provides lost and found services at the Guest Services desk in the Atrium. Items that are turned in to lost and found can be claimed during business hours. Items can be mailed to the owner for a small fee.


The main elevator is located on the east side of the building and is constructed of glass for your exploration and viewing pleasure. In addition, there are two additional elevators located in the north and south wings of the building.

Family Restrooms

COSI offers family restrooms on all exhibit levels. Changing tables are available in both men’s and women’s restrooms.

little kidspace®

COSI provides an interactive and participatory environment just for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders. The little kidspace® area offers many amenities for families to use while exploring this exhibition area. The amenities include extra clothes while drying clothes in the dryer, a bottle warmer, and a nursing room.

Smoking Areas

COSI’s designated smoking area is on the east side of the building.

Public Telephone

A phone for guest use is available at the Atrium Guest Services desk. See a COSI Team Member for assistance if you need to make a call.


Guests with Special Needs

COSI strives to accommodate the needs of all our guests. Should a specific need require an assisting companion, we will gladly admit the assisting companion to our facility free of charge. We have implemented some resources to help our guests with special needs. Some of these accommodations include:

Calming Room

The Calming Room, located on the first floor near the Guest Services desk, can be used by overstimulated children and individuals who need a brief moment away from the COSI environment. The Calming Room is free for use by families with children on the autism spectrum or with other cognitive conditions. Please inquire at COSI’s Guest Services Desk for details.

Hearing Accommodations

The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater utilizes assisted listening devices for those individuals with minimal loss of hearing (check with the Guest Services desk for availability). Scripts can be made available for select live shows, please check with the show performer for availability of show scripts.

Atomic Café

There is something to satisfy everyone’s appetite at COSI. The Atomic Café offers pizza, a variety of garden fresh salads and deli made sandwiches, cooked to order, grilled items, daily specials, and combo meals!


New! Kids LiveWell Menu

COSI's Atomic Cafe is proud to be a Kids LiveWell destination! Designed to help families make healthy eating decisions, Kids LiveWell options dictate that a meal be 600 calories or less with ≤ 35% of calories from total fat, ≤ 10% of calories from saturated fat, less than 0.5 grams trans fat (artificial trans fat only), ≤ 35% of calories from total sugars (added and naturally occurring), ≤ 770 mg of sodium, and be from two or more food groups.

Kids LiveWell Menu Items: Kids LiveWell Side Items:
Grilled Chicken Slider on a Whole Wheat bun, sliced apples, and 1% milk, $5.99 Whole Grain Goldfish
Grilled Chicken Dippers, Graham Crackers, sliced apples, 1% milk, $5.99 Fresh Apples, Bananas, and Grapes
Half a Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat Bread, baby carrots,baked chips, 1% milk, $5.99 Fresh Carrot Sticks
Whole Wheat Pasta with Marinara, fruit cup, 100% Apple Juice, $5.99 Fresh Fruit Cup
Cheese Pizzetta on wheat, fruit cup, 100% Apple Juice $5.99  



Atomic Cafe Menu

Galaxy Grill Dynamic Deli
Prime Rib Burger Basket, $6.49 Buffalo Chicken Wrap, $6.99
Prime Rib Cheese Burger Basket, $6.99 Turkey Bacon Ciabatta, $6.99
Grilled Chicken Basket, $6.99 Ham & Swiss Croissant, $6.99
Crispy Chicken Basket, $6.99 Roast Beef & Cheddar Baguette, $6.99
BBQ Pulled Pork, $6.99 Roasted Veggie Wrap, $6.99
Baked Pasta w/Breadstick, $6.99 Cup of Soup, $3.49
  Add Soup to Sandwich, $1.99
Children's Baskets Entrée Salad, $6.99
Angus Hamburger Meal, $5.79 Side Salad, $2.59
Angus Cheeseburger Meal, $5.99 Fountain Soda, $2.69
Chicken Tenders, $5.99
All baskets include fries.
Kidszone Meals Kidzone Entrees
Chicken Nuggets, $5.99 Chicken Nuggets, $3.49
Grilled Cheese, $5.99 Grilled Cheese, $3.49
Mac N Cheese, $5.99 Mac N Cheese, $3.49
Hot Dog, $5.99 Hot Dog, $3.49
Meals include one side & ½ pint of milk or CapriSun
Kidzone Sides
Periodic Pizza Applesauce, $2.59
Pizza Combo #1, $6.19
Mixed Fruit, $2.59
1 Slice, Salad Vegetable of the Day, $2.59
Cottage Cheese, $2.59
A la Carte Cheese Cubes, $2.59
Whole Pizza, $21.99
Sides subject to availability.
Slice of Pizza, $3.89
Side Salad, $2.59
Fountain Soda, $2.69

Service Feedback or Nutrition Questions

Dined with us recently? Compliments, Questions & Comments about your experience welcome, call (614) 629-3136 to speak to a representative.

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