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COSI is now closed

Due to construction on Broad Street near COSI, you cannot turn left onto Belle Street to get to the COSI parking lots. Here's a map to help you get around the detour.

The new COSI Planetarium—the largest in Ohio—features state-of-the-art digital technology that offers an unsurpassed glimpse of our incredible universe. The COSI Planetarium’s new Digistar 5 projection system and 60-foot dome will transport you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, to undersea volcanoes and distant lands, and even into the human body. For all who wonder, who question, who dream, your window to the universe is now open at COSI.

Now Available: Planetarium Only tickets!

Our Universe Above

Our Universe Above - Cosmic Fireworks

The universe is filled with cosmic fireworks, from powerful explosions of the most massive stars to radioactive stellar nurseries. Even our own night sky will light up when the Milky Way collides with the Andromeda Galaxy. Within our own solar system, comets and asteroids slam into planets and moons, while solar storms send electromagnetic radiation and high-energy particles screaming into Earth’s atmosphere. Experience it all from the safety of the COSI Planetarium! Running time: Approximately 40 minutes.

Showtimes:
June 18 - Sept 5: 12:45pm*, 2:45pm, 7:30pm (Fri/Sat only**)
July 29 (Family Friday Night): 6:45pm
August 26 (Family Friday Night): 6:45pm

* No 12:45pm show on July 21, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1
** No 7:30pm Fri/Sat show on Aug 6, 12


One World, One Sky

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.

Showtimes:
Jan 6 - Sept 5: 11:45am

 

Science Live Now

COSI Science Live Now with COSI Chief Scientist: Dr. Paul Sutter

Science headlines race by at a mile a minute - COSI's Chief Scientist tackles them head-on in a way that anyone can enjoy, all on a 60-foot dome. Plus he'll personally answer your favorite questions about science. If you've always wondered about life, the universe, and everything else, join us! Running time: Approximately 30 minutes.

Showtimes:
July 21, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept 1 - 12:45pm
Aug 12- 7:00pm

Space Park 360

Space Park 360

SpacePark360 is a set of fulldome movies designed to recreate the experience of amusement park thrill rides - roller coasters, pendulums, inverters and more. Seen from the rider's perspective, SpacePark360 takes the state-of-the-art technologies of fulldome systems and combines them with heart pounding thrill rides to create a unique entertainment show never seen before on the dome. From the tops of Jupiter's clouds to the icy depths of Neptune's moon Triton, each location serves to heighten the thrilling experience. Please note: this particular show has the extreme motion of amusement park rides that could cause motion sickness. Running time: Approximately 38 minutes.

Showtimes:
April 6 - Sept 5: 10:45am, 3:45pm
July 29 (Family Friday Night): 5:45pm, 7:45pm
August 26 (Family Friday Night): 5:45pm, 7:45pm

 

Pink Floyd Digital Show

Pink Floyd Digital Show

Experience the sights and sounds of one of the greatest rock bands of all time this summer on COSI’s Digital Planetarium. Stunning computer generated visuals set to the music of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon” albums cover the largest planetarium screen in Ohio. This limited time experience is a must see for all music fans. Parental guidance suggested, some material for more mature audiences.
Running time: The Wall - 67 minutes | Dark Side of the Moon - 43 minutes.

Showtimes:
The Wall: July 8, 9, 22, 23, Aug 5, 19, 20, Sept 2, 3: 8:30pm
 

Dark Side of the Moon: July 15, 16, 30, Aug 12, 13, 27: 8:30pm
 

Jr. Star Safari

Jr. Star Safari

Discover the animals in the night sky. Families with young children will enjoy this engaging and interactive live astronomy show, led by a COSI Star Safari Guide along with the help of Orion, our master scout, to find animals in the night sky. This show created by COSI especially for early learners, features beautiful animal drawings, real-animal footage from The Columbus Zoo and a tour of the night sky across COSI’s 60-foot dome. No need to be quiet on this safari, the animals won’t mind a few oohs, aaahs and shout-outs from the audience as they discover the beauty and wonder of the stars. Recommended for ages 3-8. Running time: Approximately 22 minutes.

Showtimes:
April 6 - Sept 5: 1:45pm


Teacher's Choice Show

Teacher's Choice Show

See the shows of your choice during your field trip or group visit, including Cell! Cell! Cell!, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, Our Solar System, Back to the Moon for Good, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, and Our Universe Above. Learn More

Showtimes:
Daily: 9:00am | 9:15am | 9:30am | 9:45am

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Rent It

Host your wedding, party, or private event under swirling galaxies and spectacular starscapes, no matter what the weather outside. The COSI Planetarium is available for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and family reunions, and offers customized starshows and seating for over 200 guests. For private rentals, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For birthday parties, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


This Week's Hours

Sunday
Jul-24
10am - 5pm
Monday
Jul-25
10am - 5pm
Tuesday
Jul-26
10am - 5pm
Wednesday
Jul-27
10am - 5pm
Thursday
Jul-28
10am - 5pm
Friday
Jul-29
10am - 9pm
Saturday
Jul-30
10am - 5pm

Summer Business Hours

May 3, 2016 - Sept 5, 2016

Monday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Last Friday of each month: 10am - 9pm

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.

COSI Photo Policy

COSI and the media frequently take photos/videos of visitors which may be used by COSI and/or its designees in future promotional materials in any media (such as websites, brochures, flyers, blogs, and social media sites). If you are photographed, the photo may be used without your prior consent and without compensation. If you do not want your image used, please avoid the photographer or inform them that you do not wish to be photographed.

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.