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Your Resource for Experiential Learning

COSI is an integral part of our learning ecosystem, which includes in-school, at-home, and community-based education. The COSI Center for School and Community Partnerships was established to enrich this ecosystem by inspiring interest in STEM and creating learning progressions for young people that connect and deepen STEM experiences over time. The Center offers a rich array of curriculum enhancing programs, connections with STEM content and partners, and COSI’s unique informal education expertise gained through 50+ years of passion for student success.

Each education program offered through the Center is designed to align with standards and connect to your learning objectives. As your partner in education, the Center assists in combining programs for customized experiences to best support your goals. Packages are offered for all grade levels and include a wide range of science topics. The Center features educators who are dedicated to creating experiences that spark curiosity in learners of all ages.

For more information on a partnership with the COSI Center for School and Community partnership, email: ccscp@cosi.org. Or you can explore the individual programs below.

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The Experience at COSI

21ST CENTURY LEARNING LABS

These structured field trips nurture scientific inquiry through connection to COSI exhibits and a combination of COSI experiences for in-depth exploration of compelling STEM topics. Learn more.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Center offers continuing education workshops led by expert informal STEM educators on topics ranging from the new Ohio science content standards to incorporating project and design-based learning into your curriculum. Learn more.

HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Homeschool Workshops offer a new depth of hands-on science experiences for educators and learners to better understand real and relevant science concepts. Learn more.

TECH STUDIO

Our state-of-the-art digital learning lab gives students the chance to explore technology through mentor-guided multimedia activities, including audio/video production, 3D modeling/printing, digital art, coding, animation, and video game design. Learn more.

The Experience Comes To You

INTERACTIVE VIDEOCONFERENCES

Connect students with scientists, doctors, and experts in their fields through a LIVE, two-way video experience that immerses viewers in real science—in real time. Learn more.

COSI ON WHEELS

A Midwest school tradition since 1982, COSI On Wheels introduces dynamic science topics to your entire school with a high-energy, 45-minute assembly followed by a day of hands-on activities that enhance science-inquiry skills. Learn more.

COSI IN THE CLASSROOM

Ideal for up to 30 learners, these 60-minute workshops use hands-on experiments and science-based tasks to teach students to solve a challenge, taking science lessons to a new level. Learn more.

AFTERSCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Designed to complement afterschool programs, these hands-on workshops use inquiry-based learning to explore science and generate excitement among the learners. Learn more.

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY CAMPS

As a partner of local school and community camps, the Center offers the excitement of Camp COSI to neighborhoods throughout Central Ohio. If you are interested in hosting a camp, please call 614.228.2674 ext. 2330 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

SCIENCE SPOT

Featuring colorful hands-on kiosks, Science Spot traveling exhibitions provide perfect pop-up opportunities for students to play, explore, and learn science together at any school or community event. Learn more.

Early Childhood Education

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OUTREACH

Early Childhood Outreach programs engage preschool through first-grade learners in hands-on science exploration with developmentally appropriate themes and interactive experiments that connect to children’s literature. Learn more.

LITTLE KIDSPACE®

Young children can safely climb, slide, build, splash, imagine, and pretend in little kidspace at COSI. Designed by early childhood education experts, little kidspace promotes learning in a colorful and engaging atmosphere for little hands and growing minds. Learn more.