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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.


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


Explore The Wonders of Your Own Backyard!

Backyard Science Day is April 27, 2013 at COSI

Photo from Backyard Science Day

COLUMBUS, OH – COSI and ScottsMiracle-Gro are pleased to present Backyard Science Day for the third year. On Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11a.m. to 3:30 p.m., science experts from ScottsMiracle-Gro and other partners will help COSI guests explore all there is to know about their own backyard.

"Backyard Science Day helps emphasize that everybody can be a scientist at home and explore science in the world around them," said David E. Chesebrough, Ed.D., President and CEO of COSI. "This day will be dedicated to the natural wonders of the backyard, and our key partner ScottsMiracle-Gro helps bring this all to life."

Using interactive, hands-on demonstrations, COSI staff and science experts from ScottsMiracle-Gro will teach visitors about soil, how plants grow, what seeds need to grow, how to make their own bird seed, and container gardening. ScottsMiracle-Gro will also have planting kits for kids to take home.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Flight of the Butterflies in 3D Soars Into the Extreme Screen Theater

Opens March 13, 2013

Monarch on flower from Flight of the Butterflies in 3D

COLUMBUS, OH – Flight of the Butterflies in 3D, a breathtaking new Giant Screen adventure from Canadian film producer and distributor SK Films, is coming to COSI's Extreme Screen Theater. This epic 3D adventure captures one of the longest migrations on Earth and the inspiring true story of a scientist's stunning discovery. The film opens March 13.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Myth Confirmed! COSI To Host MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Opening at COSI June 8, 2013

Change Like a Super Hero in MythBusters the Explosive Exhibition

COLUMBUS, OH – The Discovery Channel's Emmy®-nominated series comes to life to uncover truths behind popular myths by mixing scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity in MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, which makes its way to COSI June 8, 2013.

The exhibition creates hands-on, interactive experiences for guests of all ages by combining popular scientific facts with innovative, family-friendly displays. In MythBusters, co-hosts Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara take scientific investigation to exciting new levels by proving or exploding myths using their highly experimental approach and extensive backgrounds in special effects. Savage and Hyneman were heavily involved throughout the development of the exhibition to ensure guests experience a true MythBusting encounter.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds


Unlock the Puzzle and Put Your Brainpower to the Test in Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes

Opening January 26, 2013 at COSI

COLUMBUS, OH (January 16, 2013) – COSI is excited to present Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes, an eclectic exhibit with an added maze opening on January 26, 2013.

Written by: Jaclyn Reynolds

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