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08
June
2012

Huge Construction Equipment Takes Over COSI

Big Machines at COSI June 9 – 17, 2012

They’re big, they’re loud and they’re coming to COSI! Big Machines like a bulldozer, concrete truck and a backhoe will take over COSI’s West Plaza June 9-17, 2012.

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.

Construction industry workers from the Ohio Contractors Association and Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship & Training program will be on hand to explain how they use this massive equipment to do their jobs. They’ll also perform crane demonstrations throughout the week.

The Science of Big Machines will be on display at COSI June 9 through June 17 and is open during normal COSI hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday, noon – 6pm. Admission to this exhibit is included with regular COSI admission. For more information visit COSI’s Web site at cosi.org or call 614.228-2674.

The Science of Big Machines is created and made possible by the Ohio Contractors Association and Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training and presented by Bob Evans.

COSI, the Center of Science and Industry located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the most respected science centers in the nation — serving close to 30 million visitors since 1964. Parents Magazine named COSI the #1 Science Center for families in the country. COSI’s programs and world-class experiences inspire an interest in science encourage people to want to learn more about their world. Read more at cosi.org.

Author; Jaclyn Reynolds

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Jaclyn Reynolds

Jaclyn Reynolds is the Public Relations and Social Media Manager for COSI. She has worked in communications and PR for more than 13 years. She has worked as a TV news producer in cable news and as a public information officer and communications specialist in state government.

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