For Educators

School Field Trip Admission Information

Groups of 12 or more, ages 18 and under.

Cost per student, chaperones or teacher:

Group Admission $9.00 / person
Group Admission + 21st Century Lab Experience $20-$25 / person (depending on lab)
Group Admission plus NatGeo Giant Screen Film $13.00 / person
NatGeo Giant Screen Film Only $6.00 / person
Group Admission + Videoconferencing Program $16.00 / person
Overnight Field Trips $36.00 / person (Add $8 for dinner)


To make a field trip reservation, please call 614.228.2674 or 888.819.2674 between the hours of 9am and 4pm ET, Monday through Saturday. Advance reservations are required.

Financial assistance is available for some groups; click here for details.

Field Trip Educator Packets

The following educator packets will ensure you have a smooth, fun visit to COSI and include pre-visit checklists, chaperone guides, arrival and departure info (for buses too!), and an order form for school group kits.

Field Trip Educator Packet      Videoconference Educator Packet

21st Century Learning Labs and Generation RX Labs

Structure your COSI field trip with a learning lab that improves your students’ understanding of science concepts, connects to COSI exhibitions, and nurtures scientific inquiry.
View the available Learning Labs.

The Generation Rx Lab is a fun, innovative educational experience. In this space within the Life exhibit, visitors of all ages can conduct engaging, hands-on experiments as they learn about the science of drugs!
View the available Generation RX Labs.

Field Trip Payment

Payment is due upon arrival (with the exception of Box Lunch orders, which must be paid two weeks in advance). Payments MUST be consolidated and made in the form of check, credit card, or one lump sum cash payment. Only those persons listed on the group reservation are eligible for the discounted group rate. Individuals not listed on the reservation will be charged regular general admission fees. Purchase Orders will also be accepted as long as a copy of the PO is provided at check-in.

Groups wishing to pay in advance may call COSI at 614-228-2674 to pay over the phone with a credit card, or mail their payment to the following address:
COSI Accounts Receivable
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Reservation and Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due one month prior to your program date unless a previously agreed upon payment time line has been established. Cancellations made less than one month prior to your program date are non-refundable.

Up to two weeks prior to your program date, programs may be rescheduled to a new date within the same school year one time at no penalty. You must contact COSI at least two weeks prior to your program date to be eligible to reschedule or the ability to transfer the credit to another session will be forfeited. Changes made less than two weeks prior to your date will not be refunded

Weather-related cancellations can be rescheduled to a new date within the same school year at no penalty as long as COSI is notified within two hours of the program start time. Weather-related cancellations that aren't rescheduled into a new date within the same school year will not be refunded.

Overpayments will be refunded in the manner in which they were received.

Box Lunches

Lunch orders must be finalized and paid in full at least two weeks prior to your arrival date. No cancellations or changes can be accepted after that point. Sorry, refunds are not available for lunch orders.

COSI Souvenir Bag Program

Get ahead of the game and pre-plan your student's trip to the COSI store for souvenirs. Download the form below and return to us by fax or email one week before your visit!

Download Order Form