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Rising K-1st Graders

Summer 2015 half-day and full-day camps for children entering kindergarten or first grade next school year.

Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders

Summer 2015 full-day camps for children entering second or third grade next school year.

Rising 4th & 5th Graders

Summer 2015 full-day camps for children entering fourth or fifth grade next school year.

Rising 6th - 8th Graders

Summer 2015 full-day camps for students entering grades six, seven, or eight next school year.

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Rainbow Birthday Bash

Bring out the artist in your child! Explore the rainbow and experiment with the science of color using hands-on activities.
  • Age Level: Ages 3-5

Roller Coasters

Participants use a magnetic wall and Frigits to build a track for a marble to roll down and see the force of gravity in action.

Rocky Mountain Express

Take a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (High School)

COSI is looking for the thirty most talented teams of high-school engineers Ohio and surrounding states! Your high school is invited to compete in the upcoming 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, taking place at COSI in Columbus on Saturday, March 14th, 2015.

So just what is a Rube Goldberg Machine? A Rube Goldberg Machine is an overly complex contraption, designed to accomplish a simple task. For the 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, your teams task is simple: Erase A Chalkboard, and you're done! Of course, you've got to do the Rube Goldberg way. The best Rube Goldberg machines emulate their namesake using everyday items in a whimsical way to create a series of chain reactions that accomplish the simple task set forth for the annual competition. This year, that challenge is to erase a chalkboard.

The deadline for team entry is Saturday, February 14, 2015.

The team entry fee is $150. The contest is limited to just 30 teams. Each team must have a Teacher/Parent Advisor and at least three eligible members. Competition will begin at COSI (333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH) promptly at 11:30 am on Saturday, March 14, 2013. The winning team at COSI will advance to The Rube Goldberg National High School Machine Contest! Please contact Kurt Huffman, Director of School and Community Partnerships, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-629-3147 with any questions.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, March 14, 2015 (Starts at 11:30am)


Build robots using LEGO® WeDo technology. How do robots make our lives better? What makes a robot a robot? Answer these questions and more as we jump into the world of robotics.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 2nd & 3rd Graders
  • Program Date: July 6-10, 2015, 9am-4pm


We’re going to be ramping up the robotic challenges as we spend the week designing, building, and programming robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORM system.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 4th & 5th Graders
  • Program Date: July 20-24, 2015, 9am-4pm


Dig deeper into the design and programming of robots. Design and program LEGO® MINDSTORM Robots to accomplish a variety of challenges.

  • Camp Type: Full-Day Weeklong
  • Age Level: Rising 6th through 8th Graders
  • Program Date: June 15-19, 2015, 9am-4pm