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.
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 1:15pm Dec 17 - Dec 23: 1:15pm Dec 26 - Jan 3: 2:15pm
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.
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 11:15am | 3:15pm
Dec 17 - Dec 23: 11:15am | 3:15pm | 6:15pm
Dec 26 - Jan 3: 12:15pm | 3:15pm | 5:15pm
Enjoy a tour of winter’s evening sky and then join jolly old Saint Nick and Mr. Freep as they explore the solar system’s planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants. Running time: Approximately 35 minutes.
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 12:15pm | 4:15pm Dec 17 - Dec 23: 12:15pm* | 4:15pm *No 12:15pm show on Dec 20
“Let it Snow” features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery, special effects and all-dome scenery in the audiovisual setting of the Planetarium. This program is a fun and entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Running time: Approximately 32 minutes. COSI admission or Membership required for all Planetarium shows.
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 2:15pm Dec 17 - Dec 23: 2:15pm | 5:15pm
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: Nov 25, Dec 30 - 7:15pm (Family Friday Night) Dec 1, Jan 5 - 8:00pm (COSI After Dark)
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