The new COSI Planetarium—the largest in Ohio—features state-of-the-art digital technology that offers an unsurpassed glimpse of our incredible universe. The COSI Planetarium’s new Digistar 5 projection system and 60-foot dome will transport you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, to undersea volcanoes and distant lands, and even into the human body. For all who wonder, who question, who dream, your window to the universe is now open at COSI.
Now Available: Planetarium Only tickets!
The sun shines bright in the heart of our solar system and is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. COSI’s new Planetarium show, Secrets of the Sun, explores the science behind the sun, its influence on life here on Earth, and the role of the sun in art and culture. Running time: Approximately 35 minutes.
Sept 24 - Nov 22* (Wed-Sun): 2:15pm Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 12:15pm Dec 17 - Jan 3: 12:15pm | 4:15pm *No showings on Nov 3
This live show explores what can be seen in the sky tonight in central Ohio. Discover the current stars, constellations, planets, and deep sky objects that fill the starry night. Running time: Approximately 22 minutes.
Sept 24 - Nov 22* (Wed-Sun): 12:15pm | 3:15pm
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 10:30pm | 2:15pm | 4:15pm
Dec 17 - Dec 30: 10:30am | 2:15pm | 6:15pm
*Sensory Friendly showings on Nov 3 at 1:15pm and 3:15pm
Discover the animals in the night sky. Families with young children will enjoy this engaging and interactive live astronomy show, led by a COSI Star Safari Guide along with the help of Orion, our master scout, to find animals in the night sky. This show created by COSI especially for early learners, features beautiful animal drawings, real-animal footage from The Columbus Zoo and a tour of the night sky across COSI’s 60-foot dome. No need to be quiet on this safari, the animals won’t mind a few oohs, aaahs and shout-outs from the audience as they discover the beauty and wonder of the stars. Recommended for ages 3-8. Running time: Approximately 22 minutes.
Sept 24 - Nov 20* (Wed-Sun): 11:15am Reopens Jan 4 (Wed-Sun): 11:15am *Sensory Friendly showing on Nov 3 at 11:15am
This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are. Audience members will join characters Raj and Sooki to dive into the busy world of cells, watching ‘alien trees’ and wriggling ‘slugs’ fly past on COSI's Fulldome Planetarium. Running time: Approximately 24 minutes.
Sept 24 - Nov 20* (Wed-Sun): 1:15pm *No showings on Nov 3
This live show lets you ask COSI’s Chief Scientist, Paul Sutter, your favorite questions about science and the universe in a dynamic Q&A format. You direct the show as the 60-foot dome in COSI’s Planetarium showcases visuals that help answer your deep questions. Show length: approximately 30 minutes. Showtimes: Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 30 - 7:15pm (Family Friday Night) Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 5 - 8:00pm (COSI After Dark)
Experience your favorite video game music as never before. PlanetRAREium features the music of Grant Kirkhope set to mesmerizing fulldome imagery. Featuring music and visuals from Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Piñata, Golden Eye 007, Perfect Dark and more. This Game Developer Expo exclusive show is not to be missed.Be the first to see a brand new planetarium game created by Mediendom at the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel. A few select volunteers from the audience will be amongst the first in the world to play!
Oct 30: 3:30pm | 4:30pm
See the shows of your choice during your field trip or group visit, including Cell! Cell! Cell!, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, Our Solar System, Back to the Moon for Good, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, and Our Universe Above. Learn More
Daily: 9:00am | 9:15am | 9:30am | 9:45am