For Families

Categories starting with A

Ages 6-11

Party packages for children ages 6 through 11.

Afterschool Workshops

COSI offers 45-to-60-minute K-12 Afterschool Workshops designed just for afterschool providers that meet the Ohio New Learning Standards and the needs of each school and K-12 student. Each workshop accommodates up to 30 students.

Ages 3-5

Party packages for children ages 3 through 5.

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Audio Production 201

Participants will learn how to take their music through the processes of tracking, mixing, and mastering. Using listening examples, various techniques will be explored, including mono vs. stereo recording and audio file formats (mp3, wav, etc.). Participants are encouraged to bring instruments to learn proper recording techniques.

  • Program Date(s): January 13, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)

Audio Production 101

Using Apple’s Logic Pro X software, participants will learn to create music with virtual instruments (midi controllers), drum machines, and microphones. Additionally, participants will use Logic to produce custom sheet music.

  • Program Date(s): January 6, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $17 per student
  • Non-Member Cost: $27 per student (plus a $1.00 registration fee per registration)
  • COSI Admission: Included
ASTC & ACM Members

ASTC & ACM Members

Free exhibits admission with a current ASTC membership card; 50% off exhibits admission with a current ACM membership card. Maximum of 2 adults and 4 children admitted free to COSI for reciprocal ASTC members; 50% ACM discount is valid for up to six people. Science centers within 90 miles of one another are excluded from the program unless lifted by mutual agreement. Please call ahead to verify that you are eligible for the reciprocal admission benefit.

Astounding Astronomy

Astounding Astronomy

We'll leave our home planet on a journey to the Sun and the other planets of our amazing Solar System. We'll explore the incredible variety of planetary environments and discover Earth is the only planet that can support life – or is it?

  • Grade Level: Grades K-6
  • Standards: Earth & Space Science | Physical Science

Astronaut Adventure

Create your own rocket to guide you through a space adventure! Launch rockets, experience the vacuum of outer space, and don't forget the epic landing!

  • Age Level: Ages 6-11

Animal Tales

Hop on board an adventure with a COSI explorer to meet animals, learn about their habitats, and basic needs.

  • Grade Level: Preschool

Air Cannon

Participants press against a rubber membrane that covers a large drum. As the pressure builds within the drum, air shoots out the hole in the bottom and blasts passers by with a puff of air.

Allergy Attack!

Students interact with a human patient simulator during an allergy attack. Concepts: human anatomy and physiology, health careers, personal health.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 3-6
  • Number of Students: 12 - 15 per session

Advanced Robotics

Hone your robotics programming skills and solve challenges using the LEGO NXT MINDSTORM robotics system.

  • Program Date(s): March 16 or 17, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or March 19, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent/child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent/child. Additional child $23.00
  • COSI Admission: Included

Advanced Robotics

Using a LEGO® WeDo robot, discover how to program and complete a series of challenges. Try to complete all of the challenges before time runs out!
  • Grade Level: Grades 9-12

Aug COSI After Dark - a 21+ Event - Brewing and Distilling

It's COSI without kids! Join us to learn how your favorite beverages are made. Sample some of the best local beer and spirits Columbus has to offer as you explore each of COSI’s themed areas. Expected to attend:

PLUS explore COSI, ride the High Wire Unicycle, get lost in Adventure, enjoy special themed crafts and activities, concessions and a cash bar. 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: August 6th, 2015 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