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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.


Mini Maker Faire features power tool races, 3d printing and more!

Columbus Mini Maker Faire returns to Columbus Sunday, October 13 at COSI

Columbus Mini Maker Faire logo

Columbus, OH – Power tool races, 3D printing, homegrown technological must be time for the second annual Columbus Mini Maker Faire! The Columbus Mini Maker Faire is an event celebrating the Do-It-Yourself mindset and showcasing all kinds of incredible projects from Makers, innovators, tinkerers, artists and families. Columbus Mini Maker Faire will be held at COSI on October 13, 2013 from noon – 6pm.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Curious GeorgeTM: Let’s Get Curious! Coming to COSI

Opens Saturday, September 21, 2013

Photo from Curious George: Let's Get Curious!

Columbus, OH – The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life September 21, 2013, at COSI. Curious George: Let's Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George's world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


No Boots Required – Farm Days Come To COSI

Learn what it takes to be a farmer at COSI August 14 – 18, 2013

Photo from a past Farm Days.

COLUMBUS, OH – COSI brings the farm back to the city for the ninth year in a row, with Farm Days: Little Seeds, Big Tractors. This special event runs Wednesday, August 14 – Sunday, August 18 and features more than 20 pieces of huge farming equipment arranged on the west side of COSI.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


COSI To Open New Exhibition Exploring Energy

Energy Explorers Opens July 20, 2013

A photo of the entrance to Energy Explorers.

Columbus, OH – COSI is proud to announce the opening of a new signature exhibition, Energy Explorers, on July 20, 2013. This marks the biggest new exhibition project since opening in the new building thirteen years ago. Energy Explorers is a hands-on, interactive exhibition focusing on how energy powers the world around us – from the transportation we take, to the products we buy, to the ways we live and work.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Huge Construction Equipment Takes Over COSI

The Science of Big Machines is at COSI June 15 -23, 2013

Big Machines at COSI

Columbus, OH – They're big, they're loud and they're back at COSI! Big Machines including a bulldozer, concrete truck and a crane will take over COSI's West Plaza June 15-23, 2013.

More than 20 pieces of construction equipment will be at COSI. Kids will get their own hard hat to wear while they dig and move sand or operate the controls a real mini-excavator or a telescoping forklift. If guests want a training session before trying out the real thing a virtual simulator of an excavator makes operating the machine as easy as playing a video game. For the youngest guests, climb in the driver's seat of several big pieces of equipment or play with construction toys just like the real thing.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

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