For Families

Categories starting with S

Scout Overnight Camps

The ultimate indoor camping experience for girls and boys in grades 1-8

Scout Day Camps

The ultimate day camp experience for girls and boys in grades K-3

Sensory Friendly Programs

Is there a COSI kid in your family? Join us for these COSI programs and resources specially designed for families with special-needs children.

Science Spots

We deliver energy and excitement to your event! COSI's all-new Science Spot traveling science exhibition gives your guests the opportunity to play, explore, and learn about science together.

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Science of Sounds

Students will discover that sounds are created by vibrating objects and how different things make sound.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-5

Science of Sports

Participants will explore their own center of mass, velocity, and see firsthand why safety equipment is necessary.

  • Grade Level: Grades 1-6

Surgical Suite: Total Knee Replacement

See live surgery, ask questions, and interact via videoconference with surgeons and medical personnel in a real hospital operating room.

  • Grade Levels: Grades 6-Adult

Space Explorers

Children who are fascinated with space, stars, astronauts, and rockets will love this interactive birthday party!
  • Age Level: Ages 3-5

Squishy Science

What kid doesn't love a good mess? Dig into the world of slime and other super ooey-gooey goo. The best part is you won't have to clean it up!
  • Age Level: Ages 3-5

Sherlock Holmes

Put on your deerstalker cap, grab your magnifying glass and learn some of the tricks that made Sherlock Holmes the world’s greatest detective. Test your observation skills, gather fingerprints from evidence, and use chromatography to separate out the chemicals in ink. The game is afoot in COSI's latest birthday party experience!

  • Age Level: Ages 6-11

Science at Your Fingertips

Toddler Outreach, Science at Your Fingertips allows children to explore science, create, build, and manipulate materials. This is a 45 minute program that can accommodate up to 15 toddlers, ages 18-36 months. It consists of an interactive-read aloud, group activity, and hands-on activities. All activities are developmentally appropriate and encourage both fine and gross motor skills.

  • Grade Level: 18-36mos

Space

Toddler Outreach, Space is designed to introduce children to outer space. This is a 45 minute program that can accommodate up to 15 toddlers, ages 18-36 months. It consists of an interactive-read aloud, group activity, and hands-on activities. All activities are developmentally appropriate and encourage both fine and gross motor skills.

  • Grade Level: 18-36mos

Sheep Brain Dissection

Discover the world of our brain and experience your lobes in action! An experienced COSI Team Member will lead your class through a dissection of a sheep brain in order to better understand how your own brain functions. Lasts one hour and accommodates 35 students.

  • Grade Level: Grades 6-12
Save the Date: COSI’s Catalyst Luncheon

Save the Date: COSI’s Catalyst Luncheon
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Make time for inspiration.
Join us for our annual Catalyst Luncheon on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. This dynamic luncheon shows your investment at work through engaging activities and inspiring stories from those who have been touched by COSI’s mission.

More details to come. Click here to see pictures from our last luncheon.

  • Time: 11:30am - 1pm

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014.

Salicylate Sleuths

Students discover products lurking in their home that may contain the medicine salicylate. Concepts: chemical reactions, medication safety, personal health.

  • Grade Levels: Grades K - 5
  • Number of Students: 12 - 18 per session

Superbug Sleuths

Students test if products such as toothpaste, hot sauce, and chicken noodle soup actually kill germs. Concepts: bacteria life cycle, disease transmission, personal health.

  • Grade Levels: Grades K - 5
  • Number of Students: 12 - 18 per session

Space

Get hands-on with physics and life science as you learn about things that fly. Identify the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. Blast off into outer space! Find out what it takes to be an astronaut as you explore planets, meteors, and more.

  • Camp Type: Multi-Day
  • Age Level: Rising K & 1st Graders
  • Program Date: August 4 - 8, 2014 (9am - 12:00pm) - SOLD OUT

Soldering

Students will learn about the design process, some common tools involved in tinkering/inventing, and begin to develop skills needed to create their own custom piece of jewelry, gadget, or useful item.

An additional materials fee of $12 applies to soldering workshops.

  • Program Date(s): October 16, 2014 (1-3pm)
  • Member Cost: $15 per student.
  • Non-Member Cost: $25 per student.
  • COSI Admission: Included
Summer of Imagination Adventure

Summer of Imagination Adventure

Experience the Summer of Imagination in Columbus! The Columbus  Museum of Art, Columbus Metropolitan Library, COSI and Franklin Park Conservatory have  partnered to create a Columbus adventure designed to inspire your imagination. Pick up a Summer of Imagination map in the June 2014 and July 2014 issues of Columbus Parent and let it guide you on your quest throughout the city. Join the Summer Reading Club at Columbus Metropolitan Library, experience the magic of storytelling in Columbus Museum of Art’s Imagine! The Art of the Picturebook, discover The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at COSI, and enjoy Blooms and Butterflies at Franklin Park Conservatory. Have your map stamped at all four stops and enter to win a Grand Prize or one of four Prize Packs. See the June 2014 or July 2014 issues of Columbus Parent for your Summer of Imagination map. Contest ends August 15, 2014. Media Partner: Columbus Parent.

1 Grand Prize:
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library: 8-Pack of Books and a gift from The Library Store at Main Library 
  • Columbus Museum of Art: CMA Membership for a year, Master Kitz Water Lilies by Claude Monet, Charlie Harper Memory Game, Kinetic Sand, Mini Buddha Board, CMA Travel Mug, Ghirardelli Sea Salt Soiree
  • COSI: Family Membership for a year and a gift from the Science2Go! Gift Shop 
  • Franklin Park Conservatory: Family Membership for a year and a butterfly gift bag from the Botanica Gift Shop
 4 Prize Packs:
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library: 4-Pack of Books and a gift from The Library Store at Main Library 
  • Columbus Museum of Art: 1 Family Admission Pass, GIGO Blocks Cube Figure, CMA Travel Mug, Ghirardelli Sea Salt Soiree
  • COSI: 4-Pack of Tickets to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit and a gift from the Science2Go! Gift Shop
  • Franklin Park Conservatory: 4-Pack of Tickets to Blooms and Butterflies and a gift from the Botanica Gift Shop
  • Start Date: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
  • End Date: Friday, 15 August 2014