Exhibits & Live Shows

COSI Admission Information

Admission Package


(13 and up)











General Admission - Classic Exhibits & Shows $19 $14 Free Free Free
Two Day Admission Pass (Consecutive Days) $30 $20
Add a Do-It-All Ticket $15 $15
Add a Planetarium Show $5 $5 $4 $4 $4
Add a National Geographic Giant Screen Movie** $5 $5 $4 $4 Free
Add Adventure $5 $5 $4 Free Free
Add Top Secret $5 $5 $4 $4 $4
National Geographic Movie Only (No exhibits) $8 $8 $4 $4 Free
Family Friday Night    What Is This? $11 $11 Movie is $3.50 Movie is $3.50 Free
*Children under 24 months are free. Youth pricing is valid for ages 2-12 years old.

Family Friday Night

COSI offers extended hours and price-reduced admission on the last Friday of every month so you can visit, learn, and play late! General admission is only $11 after 5pm and includes all of COSI's Classic Exhibitions plus a movie in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.

Members get in free and pay only $3.50 for a movie in The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater at COSI (optional).

Available Add-Ons

Adventure - $5
Extreme Screen Film - $5

$5 Youth Admission

Save $7.95 in honor of COSI's 50th Anniversary.
No coupon necessary. Offer ends March 16, 2014.

Please note: The $5 Youth Admission special does not apply to group visits. For group rates, please check here.

Normal Business Hours
May 4, 2015 - Sept 7, 2015

Monday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Last Friday of every month (FFN) 10:00am - 9:00pm

2015 Special Open/Closed Days

September 7 (Labor Day) Open 10:00am - 5:00pm
September 8-24 (Annual Cleaning & Maint.) Closed
November 26 (Thanksgiving) Closed
December 24 (Christmas Eve) Open 10:00am - 3:00pm
December 25 (Christmas) Closed
December 31 (First Night) Open 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Interactive Building Map

Help plan your day at COSI by seeing where exhibits, restrooms, elevators and more are located.

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Atomic Cafe Restaurant

Atomic Café Restaurant

COSI offers food options to tickle the taste buds! Our café offers pizza, deli sandwiches, made-to-order items, and other options to eat healthy. Open 11am-4pm.

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School Field Trips

School Field Trips

See what a COSI field trip can do for your students, get admission & parking info, chaperone resources and more.

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Group Tours, Consignment & Bulk Ticket Sales

Whether you're looking for discounted group rate tickets, a social gathering, a professional gathering, a family adventure, or an adult group adventure, COSI has a group option for you.

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Amenities & Accessibility

All the comforts to make your next visit to COSI easy for the whole family! Get information about Guest Services, lockers, ATMs, and much more.

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Hotels and Restaurants

Columbus Hotels & Restaurants

Planning a trip to COSI has never been easier. Located downtown in the heart of Columbus, there are hotels and restaurants to fit every budget.

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Convenient, On-Site Parking

The COSI-managed lots next to COSI accommodate more than 600 vehicles directly west of the building!

$5 for General Public | $4 for COSI Members

Daily downtown rate is $8. In order to get the discounted rate, please bring your ticket inside to COSI's Box Office for validation. Parking may be paid for at the box office or by credit card when exiting the parking lots.

We accept all major credit cards

COSI Code of Conduct

COSI is a participatory, hands-on environment. We invite you to use the exhibits actively, but with respect. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Disruptive behavior, vandalism, misuse of exhibits or the building will not be tolerated. Weapons of any kind are not permitted on our property. If you present a danger to other guests or to COSI, you may be removed from the premises without warning or refund. In the event of an emergency, please follow all prompts and directions provided by COSI team members and emergency personnel.