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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 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!

Secrets of the Sun

Secrets of the Sun

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.

Showtimes:
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 1:15pm
Dec 17 - Dec 23: 1:15pm
Dec 26 - Jan 3: 2:15pm

 

Starry Nights Live

Starry Night Live

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.

Showtimes:
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


The Alien Who Stole Christmas

The Alien Who Stole Christmas

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.

Showtimes:
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

Let it Snow

“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.

Showtimes:
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 2:15pm
Dec 17 - Dec 23: 2:15pm | 5:15pm


Science Live Now

COSI Science Now Live with COSI Chief Scientist: Dr. Paul Sutter

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)

Teacher's Choice Show

Teacher's Choice Show

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

Showtimes:
Daily: 9:00am | 9:15am | 9:30am | 9:45am

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Host your wedding, party, or private event under swirling galaxies and spectacular starscapes, no matter what the weather outside. The COSI Planetarium is available for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and family reunions, and offers customized starshows and seating for over 200 guests. For private rentals, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For birthday parties, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..