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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:
Sept 24 - Nov 22 (Wed-Sun): 2:15pm
Nov 23 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 12:15pm
Dec 17 - Jan 3: 12:15pm | 4:15pm

 

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:
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


Jr. Star Safari

Jr. Star Safari

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.

Showtimes:
Sept 24 - Nov 20 (Wed-Sun): 11:15am
Reopens Jan 4 (Wed-Sun): 11:15am


Cell! Cell! Cell!

Cell! Cell! Cell!

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.

Showtimes:
Sept 24 - Nov 20 (Wed-Sun): 1:15pm

 

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:
Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 30 - 7:15pm (Family Friday Night)
Oct 6, Nov 3, 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..