For Families

Maker Programs

Calling All Makers!

Are you a maker? You are if you like to explore, create, build, and make things that interest you! Join the Maker Movement at COSI this summer. Come by or go online for opportunities to tinker, tackle problems involving design, engineering, and programming, and have fun!

About COSI and The Maker Movement

COSI believes making things is changing the way young people engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics, and encouraging makers to be part of a broader community of makers, scientists and engineers. Connecting our guests to STEM and the science community is part of COSI’s mission and strategic plan. Want to learn more about the Maker Movement and Maker Programs at COSI? Please Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614.629.3178

Other Maker Movement Resources

Columbus Idea Foundry -
Electronic and Digital Arts Lab -
BuildMore Workshop -

Upcoming COSI Maker Opportunities

Columbus Mini Maker Faire

The Columbus Mini Maker Faire brings together makers, innovators, artists, families and all kinds of incredible projects. Join us for arts and crafts, science, engineering, power tool drag races, speakers, hands-on workshops and much more. Admission to the Columbus Mini Maker Faire is free. Ticket purchase or Membership is required to visit COSI exhibitions.

Presented by: The Columbus Idea Foundry in partnership with COSI.

1st Annual Quad Copter Battle Tournament - Call for Teams!
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, during the 3rd Annual Columbus Mini Maker Faire, COSI and The Columbus Idea Foundry will be hosting the 1st Annual Quad Copter Battle Tournament! Twelve teams will compete for fabulous prizes in aerial combat inside COSI's Battle Arena, an 18ft tall cage covered in protective - the only thing separating spectators from the carnage inside! Click here to register your team! Quad Copter Battle Registration

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 11 (10am-5pm)
  • Cost: Free (Ticket purchase or Membership is required to visit COSI exhibitions.)
  • Member Cost: Free

Ohio Game Developer Expo

The Ohio Game Developer's Expo is the place where video game developers from all over Ohio, and elsewhere, come together to connect with each other and showcase their games. Everyone is welcome, and this year will feature some exciting new activities to the Expo. Experience presentations from accomplished game creators and entrepreneurs living and working throughout Ohio, plus a games and technology showcase from local companies. The presentations will run throughout the day and will provide insights into how to succeed in the industry for everyone from aspiring students to established professionals. For details, visit

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am-5pm
  • Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 2014, Noon-6pm