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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!

Forensic Psychology

In this interactive session, Dr. Kukor will guide participants through a step-by-step forensic analysis of a complex forensic case involving claimed insanity.
  • Standards: current events | law | psychology


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)

From Pollution, Art

How can toxic pollution become art? Join John Sabraw, artist and Associate Professor of Art at the Ohio University School of Art and Design, to learn about his pioneering work to harvest Ohio’s toxic coal sludge, transforming it into paint, and then, into art. Enjoy a lecture by Sabraw, or stay afterward for a guided hands-on art workshop that will allow participants to create their own piece of art using Sabraw’s paints.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (6:30pm–10pm) Ticket Purchase Required
  • Cost: Lecture Only: $10 | Lecture + Workshop: $40
  • Parking: $5.00 per car, credit card only as you exit the lot.

Free COSI Panel Discussion: Changing the Genome: For Better or Worse

Examine cutting-edge issues in science with COSI, the Ohio State University, and WOSU through this unique panel discussion. The OSU Department of Entomology, WOSU and COSI will present its annual panel discussion at the nexus of science and religion. This year our theme investigates whether manipulation of the human genome has the potential to radically change what it means to be human. We can all agree that the potential for gene therapy to fix life-threatening disease is a good thing. But what about altering our unborn children so that they have characteristics not found in their DNA? Further, a host of other issues arise, such as: Who owns your genome? Who should have access to therapies that may not be covered by insurance? And, do you really want to know what is in your genome? How far down this road should we go and who should decide what is right or wrong? A panel of legal, medical and ethics professionals address this important issue.

Scheduled Panelists Include:

  • Fred Andrle, Former "Open Line" host (WOSU)
  • Ellen Deason Professor (OSU College of Law)
  • Donald Hubin, Professor emeritus (OSU Department of Philosophy)
  • Britton Rink, Assistant Professor (OSU College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital)
  • Date & Time: Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Cost: FREE - Reservations Required