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COSI is Columbus' dynamic hands-on science center and was recently named the #1 science center in the country by Parents Magazine. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibitions and over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 7-story Extreme Screen Theater with the largest screen in Ohio, an outdoor science park, a special area for tiny explorers ages 0 through Kindergarten, and the country's only high-wire unicycle. COSI also offers a variety of special events, family programs, camps, and more.


COSI Names New CFO and Senior Vice President of Administration & Finance

Francis Pompey Joins COSI's Team

Columbus, OH – COSI named Francis Pompey CFO and Senior Vice President of Administration & Finance.  With more than 25 years of financial, business management, and operations success in Education Administration, Financial Services, and Public Accounting roles, Mr. Pompey brings a diverse background that will contribute to COSI’s strategic work, performance management and analysis, as well as, financial accountability and process improvement.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Top Secret: License to Spy Makes North American Debut at COSI

New Exhibition Opens March 14, 2015

Top Secret: License to Spy logo

Columbus, OH – Secret agents?  A powerful supercomputer?  Possible suspects?  Uncover all of these and more in Top Secret: License to Spy, an exciting new exhibition making its North American debut at COSI on Saturday, March 14, 2015 and running through September 7, 2015.

COSI visitors will investigate leads, gather intelligence and uncover clues to solve a double-agent mystery.  Top Secret: License to Spy is a fascinating journey into the secret, shadowy world of espionage, with hands-on activities like cracking the code on the lock of a transparent safe and using an oscilloscope to find a hidden bug.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Jelly Belly Brings Endangered Species to Life in Jelly Bean Portraits On Display at COSI

New Jelly Belly Art Series Inspired by Animals from Land, Sea and Air

“Giant Panda” by Kristen Cumings, from the Endangered Species Series, part of the Jelly Belly Art Collection.

Columbus, OH—What do presidents, masterpieces and Hollywood icons have in common with endangered species? They are all subjects of Jelly Belly Art, the colorful mosaic-like portraits handmade entirely from thousands of colorful Jelly Belly® jelly beans.  Now, this beloved art form takes inspiration from endangered species as Jelly Belly creates a new series of portraits of some threatened animals from land, sea and air for the company’s private collection.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater To Open ‘JERUSALEM’

First-Ever Giant Screen Film to Soar Above the Holy Land

Photo from the film Jerusalem.

Columbus, OH –Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years. Now, for the first-time ever, a new 3D giant screen film adventure immerses audiences in a spectacular cinematic journey—soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrant Old City—so they can experience as never before the iconic sites cherished by billions.

On February 11, 2015, COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater will premiere JERUSALEM, a captivating new film that explores on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion in this enigmatic city.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


COSI Planetarium Opens This Weekend

Opening Day Celebration Planned for November 22, 2014

Photo of Planetarium entrance.

Columbus, OH – COSI will open Ohio’s largest Planetarium on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The Planetarium will open with three shows each appealing to a variety of audiences.

Our Universe Above: Winter Skies: Presented LIVE by the COSI Team, this seasonal tour of the universe is a modern planetarium show in the classic tradition of stargazing, filled with stars, planets, constellations, current science news, and audience interaction. Running time: Approximately 40 minutes.

Holiday Double Feature: Enjoy two great Christmas-themed shows in one family-friendly program! Explore space with Santa in "The Alien Who Stole Christmas," then participate in a cosmic holiday sing-along with "Let It Snow." Running time: Approximately 40 minutes.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure: Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street! Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon. Running time: Approximately 40 minutes.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

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