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COSI offers in-depth and hands-on exploration of science topics led by trained Team Members. Save on many workshops with your COSI Membership!

Afterschool Workshops, Homeschool Workshops

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To predict the weather, you have to understand it. Through hands-on experiments, you'll see how a change in air pressure can affect an object, understand how hot and warm molecules act, and even make a cloud!

  • Grade Level: Grades K-4


From rain to shine, act as a meteorologist as you make predictions about wind, static electricity, rainbows, and more. Touch the electrostatic generator to watch as static electricity causes your hair to stand up on ends!

  • Grade Level: Preschool

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet (3D)

On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago – the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. BBC Earth invites you to come on a journey through the seasons, and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting.

Wild Ocean

A timely and uplifting film that celebrates the life in our oceans, the animals that now depend on us to survive. It is a film about the people that come together to protect our world. Hope is alive on the Wild Coast, where Africa meets the sea.

We the People

Explore American Democracy through the ideals and tenets of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The buildings and monuments of Washington DC, historic paintings and photographs come alive making this film a riveting introduction to America's cherished ideals. The film is designed to imbue audiences with respect for the founding documents of our republic and the sacrifices made by successive American generations to maintain our basic freedoms and ideals.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Take a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth! Fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter.
  • Runtime: 25 Minutes


  • Program Date(s): April 6 or 7, 2016 (1:00pm - 3:00pm) or April 9, 2016 (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Member Cost: $27 for parent and child. Additional child $13.50
  • Non-Member Cost: $46 for parent/child. Additional child $23.00
  • COSI Admission: Included