For Families

Adult Programs

COSI's not just for kids! With lectures, panel discussions, evening films, and other oh-so-COSI events you can re-discover your love of science (and fun).

Sustainability Series

Join us in COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater for COSI's Sustainability Series, a series of provocative environmental films and expert speakers. Each evening includes a film screening, presentations from experts, and opportunities to connect with local resources and organizations.

Ohio Game Developer Expo

The Ohio Game Developer's Expo is the place where video game developers from all over Ohio, and elsewhere, come together to connect with each other and showcase their games. Everyone is welcome, and this year will feature some exciting new activities to the Expo. Experience presentations from accomplished game creators and entrepreneurs living and working throughout Ohio, plus a games and technology showcase from local companies. The presentations will run throughout the day and will provide insights into how to succeed in the industry for everyone from aspiring students to established professionals. For details, visit www.ohiogamedevexpo.com.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am-5pm
  • Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 2014, Noon-6pm

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event: Build & Create: Design Challenge (November 6, 2014)

It's COSI without kids! Grab a brew and BUILD at the November COSI After Dark!

Create (and keep) your own flying contraptions and test them in a vertical wind tunnel. Make an air-powered missile, them take aim and try to hit a bullseye from twenty feet away. Assemble your own skittering robot from a toothbrush and an electric motor, then race your creation against others for robotic glory. Build a castle, house, or sculpture - or anything you can imagine - with COSI's beloved GIANT blue blocks, then wreck your creation (we know you want to, and it's okay).

Plus, geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy specially-themed crafts and activities, concessions, a cash bar, and a featured craft beer from Columbus Brewing Company.

Event partners include Engineers Without Borders Central Ohio Professional Chapter, IC3D, Design Outreach, and Columbus Brewing Company. Design Outreach will demonstrate their LifePump and other life-transforming solutions for poor and under-served communities. IC3D will showcase their 3D printers and innovative filament for 3D printing.

This event is for ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required. Walk-up COSI After Dark tickets will be available at the COSI Box Office for $16 ($10 for COSI Members).

This event is for adults ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required.

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  • Date & Time: November 6, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door
  • Member Cost: $10 in advance or at the door

COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event (December 4, 2014)

It's COSI without kids! Geek out with grown-ups and explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar. This event is for ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required. Walk-up COSI After Dark tickets will be available at the COSI Box Office for $16 ($10 for COSI Members).

This event is for adults ages 21 and over, only. Valid photo ID required.

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  • Date & Time: Devember 4, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Cost: $14 in advance, $16 at the door
  • Member Cost: $10 in advance or at the door