Corporate Sponsorship & Foundation Giving
When you become a sponsor of COSI, you open the door to possibilities—possibilities for your business and for those whom COSI serves, as your sponsorship contribution provides COSI with the resources to fulfill our educational mission.
Imagine the possibilities when you align your brand, business goals and philanthropic objectives with COSI, currently ranked the #1 Science Center in the Country by Parents magazine. COSI’s ever-evolving host of exhibitions, hands-on experiences, programs and special events provide countless possibilities for you to reach your desired audience and impact your industry or charitable cause. COSI will partner with you to build a customized sponsorship package to achieve your goals. To request suggested sponsorship opportunities matched to your organization’s interests, complete a brief Sponsor Interest Survey.
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Impact Community Needs
Sponsor COSI’s educational experiences and programs supporting our four key Areas of Focus — Technology & Innovation, Energy & Environment, Health & Medicine, and Early Childhood Education — and you can help us address some of our community’s greatest needs, to:
- Improve science, technology, engineering, and math education to prepare a skilled science and technology workforce
- Perpetuate a clean environment for future generations
- Ensure the health of all of our residents
- Build strong families
Reach Your Target Audience
Sponsors benefit from privileged access to COSI audiences, including:
- 20,000+ member households
- 625,000+ visitors on-site each year
- COSI users are generally families with children, students K–12, and lifelong learners.
Build Brand Awareness
Sponsors are recognized through marketing campaigns developed by COSI’s award-winning marketing team.
- Exposure ranges from small scale local campaigns to major exhibit campaigns that can achieve millions of impressions regionally.
- Recognition vehicles vary by campaign and include a combination of paid advertising (print, digital, radio, TV), earned media (PR, social media), and COSI owned media (web, publications, collateral, on-site signage).
- Leveraging support from community partners, media partners and promotional partners is a defining element of COSI’s marketing campaigns, helping to maximize statewide impact and sponsor exposure.
Activate Your Sponsorship
COSI partners with each sponsor to develop customized activation opportunities to achieve your desired outcomes, such as:
- Traffic driving promotions - coupon distribution, proceeds days
- Lead generating activities - contesting, 1:1 interactions with COSI visitors, materials distribution
- Sampling/display - promotional events at COSI
- Consumer and employee incentives/appreciation - COSI tickets or discounts
- Strategic collaboration - COSI partnership, resources and promotion in support of a co-branded initiative
Sponsors have access to a variety of hospitality benefits to use at your discretion for employees, VIP’s, clients or consumers, such as:
- Complimentary admission, theater and parking passes
- Employee discounts on COSI membership (year-round)
- Invitations to donor-exclusive special events
- Facility rental credit for a private event at COSI
- Benefits can be customized and vary by size of gift. View samples of standard hospitality packages.