For Families

Categories starting with H

Homeschool Workshops for Elementary & Middle Grades

Parents, learn with your elementary and middle school students using materials that you might not have at home (LEGO® robotics systems, soldering supplies, and more) to better understand science concepts. Participants socialize while exploring science careers, too! To register, please call 614.228.2674.

Homeschool Workshops for High School Grades

COSI’s new homeschool workshops for high school students offer a new depth of hands-on science experiences for students preparing for college. Scroll down for upcoming topics, and call 614.228.2674 to register.

Hallway Exhibitions

In 2012, COSI initiated an effort to improve the visual appeal and experience of our hallways and circulation spaces. With limited funding, we developed a combination of temporary experiences, painting, and permanent exhibit acquisitions. An effort was made to include content that would appeal to adults as well as family groups. The new experiences are planned with a nod to our permanent exhibit areas and grouped in collections as opposed to singular exhibits.

From gorgeous photography to thought-prevoking collections, enjoy these free, limited-engagement displays on your next visit.

Check out these additions during your next visit:

Homeschool Workshops

Parents, learn with your children using materials that you might not have at home (LEGO® Mindstorm Robots, COSI’s Adventure and Labs In Life exhibits and more) to better understand real and relevant science concepts. Participants socialize with other young scientists while exploring science careers, too!

Homeschool Workshops for Elementary & Middle Grades, Homeschool Workshops for High School Grades

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Hands on Health

Explore how we stay healthy. Learn about germs, eating healthy, and exercise through exciting hand-on experiments.
  • Program Date(s):
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • 10:00am - 11:30am

Homeschool Family Day 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (10am - 5pm)
Presented by Ecot

Explore COSI with your children and learn about the amazing resources COSI has to offer homeschool families.

  • Check out a COSI Homeschool Science Sampler (10am-2pm)
  • Students ages 12-18 can explore the new COSI Teen Tech Studio (10am-2pm)
  • Explore classic COSI exhibitions like Ocean, Life, Gadgets, and Progress
  • Check out a Rat Basketball or Gadgets live stage show
  • Chat with COSI volunteers at COSI's Science a la Cart stations
  • Brave COSI's High-Wire Unicycle
  • Add on the Top Secret: License to Spy exhibition or a film in COSI's National Geographic Giant Screen theater for just $4 per person per experience
  • Experience a glass blowing demonstration with artisans from Glass Axis Studios for $4 per person
  • Enjoy $4 Planetarium tickets
  • Special offer! Buy one adult admission for $19 and receive one child FREE!

No reservations for Homeschool Family Day at COSI are needed. Please check in at the COSI Box Office on your arrival. Homeschool families must present proof of homeschool status at check-in, such as a letter from your school district or a valid homeschool organization membership card. COSI Members receive free general admission; fees apply for parking and add-on experiences.

  • Program Date(s): Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (10am-5pm)
  • Member Cost: Free
  • Non-Member Cost: $19 (adult); $14 (youth ages 2-12); under 2 Free

Hungry Planet

Hungry Planet depicts families from around the world and explores human kind’s oldest social activity: eating. Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio spent time with the families as they farmed, shopped, cooked, and ate. At the end of each visit, they created a portrait of the family surrounded by a week’s worth of their groceries. The goal of the project and books is to help people see the world in a broader context and provide the means for comparing oneself to others.