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Free Science Career Day Breakfast for Teens

Teens are invited to join scientists, researchers, and college students for a free career exploration breakfast at COSI. The scientists, researchers, and college students will be getting ready for COSI's Science Career Day, happening from 11am to 3pm, and have invited interested teens to join them for breakfast and to discuss their work in energy, environment, linguistics, microbiology and biochemistry before they day's public events begin. This is a great opportunity for teens to meet and speak with science professionals about their careers and their educational backgrounds.

  • Program Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00am - 10:30am
Family Friday Night

Family Friday Night

Admission is $10.95 for all ages 2 and up on the last Friday of the month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm!


Based on the book Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris. Frogs are interesting animals! Come hop, jump, and ribbit as we discover these amazing creatures.

  • Grade Level: 18-36mos


Participants see how iron fillings suspended in a liquid form an interesting creation called ferrofluid, which, when placed near a strong magnet, create interesting designs/forms.

Frenzied Fleas

Students test the effects of drugs like caffeine and sleeping pills on the heart rate of a live water flea. Concepts: human anatomy & physiology, dose-response curves, drug toxicity.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 6-12
  • Number of Students: 12 - 18 per session

Funky Fruit Flies

Students explore how genes impact drug response by observing live wildtype and mutant drosophila exposed to alcohol. Concepts: molecular biology, pharmacogenomics, personal health.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 6-12
  • Number of Students: 12 - 18 per session

From Farm to Table Four-Part Class

Round on up and join us as we investigate the farm and explore local, sustainable, seasonal, and fun foods! Based on the Start to Finish Series: From Grass to Milk and From Wheat to Bread by Stacy Taus-Bolstad.

  • Program Date(s):
  • Wednesday, April 9, 23 and May 7, 21, 2014 (10 am–12 pm)
  • Saturday, April 12, 26 and May 10, 24, 2014 2014 (10 am–12 pm)