Today's Hours: 
10am - 5pm
Today's Hours: 
CLOSED
Today's Hours: 
CLOSED
Today's Hours: 
10am - 5pm
Today's Hours: 
10am - 5pm
Today's Hours: 
10am - 5pm
Today's Hours: 
10am - 5pm

COSI is now closed

Tech Studio Hours*: Wednesdays (3pm-5pm) and Saturdays (12pm-5pm)

*Closed on Saturday, Dec 23rd and Wednesday, Dec 27th. We will reopen Saturday, Dec 30th.

Special Note: COSI's Tech Studio is now open for kids of all ages and their parents (activities best suited for children ages 8+). During these hours, Tech Studio is free, regardless of COSI admission. Time and experience are subject to change.

COSI's Tech Studio offers multimedia activities for all ages, including 3D modeling/printing, music recording, video production, digital art, coding, and animation. The studio is open, and free, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Tech Studio utilizes the following hardware/software:

3D Modeling/Printing
- Autodesk software and additional freeware
- Multiple 3D printers*
- 3D scanning

Music Creation
- Logic Pro X, and Garageband software for recording and mixing
- Midi controllers
- Condenser microphones

Digital Art
- Adobe’s Illustrator and Photoshop software
- Drawing tablets
- Vinyl cutter*
- Laser cutter*

Videography/Photography
- DSLR cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, microphones
- Adobe’s Premiere Pro software for video editing
- Green screen compositing
- 2D, 3D, and stop-motion animation

Coding/Programming
- Microcontrollers
- Electronics prototyping
- Soldering
- MIT's Scratch software and platforms for game design

* commercial use not permitted

Interested in booking a workshop in Tech Studio? Contact Dave Buker (Tech Studio Manager) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (614)228-2674 x2010.

Workshop topics include: 3D modeling/printing, music creation/audio recording, video production, digital art/graphic design, coding/programming. Workshops recommended for 5th grade and up. Max of 15 participants per workshop. Any learner under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult learner, who is also registered for the workshop.

Current Workshops:

3D Modeling
February 10th
10am - 12pm
Learn to use Autodesk software for 3D modeling. Additionally, 3D printing basics will be discussed, and Tech Studio 3D printers will be on display.*

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


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Video Production
March 10th
10am - 12pm
Work with the DSLR cameras and learn basic camera functions (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, frame rates) and videography techniques. Additionally, explore Adobe’s Premiere Pro software for video editing.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


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Laser Cutting 101
December 9th or April 28th
10am - 12pm
Learn about the function of Tech Studio’s 40W laser cutter and engraver and use Adobe Illustrator to layout both a cut and an engraving. Discover the versatility of Laser CNC machines by investigating settings for a wide range of materials. Want to cut your design? Stick around for our 12-5pm open hours.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


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Music Programming
February 24th
10am - 12pm
Explore Hydrogen, a free drum machine application, and use Apple’s Logic Pro X software to create music with virtual instruments (midi controllers).

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


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Electronics Prototyping
April 14th
10am - 12pm
Receive an introduction to the Arduino language (a branch of C/C++) in order to construct basic circuits using the Arduino Uno controller and solderless breadboard. Also, learn to write code to take input from sensors to control LED lights.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


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“Photoshopping”
January 27th
10am - 12pm
Explore the common tools and methods of Adobe's Photoshop and be guided through the process of "photoshopping" two or more images into one seamless composition.

Member: $25
Nonmember: $30


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Tech Studio is a partner of SURGE Columbus. SURGE Columbus is a collaborative of museums, libraries, and media organizations in Columbus, Ohio empowering teens to discover and pursue their learning interests outside of school by connecting them with mentors, digital and cultural resources, and each other.

For more information, visit surgecolumbus.org

Support provided by:

  •     Harry C. Moores Foundation

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