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Hallway Exhibitions

In 2012, COSI initiated an effort to improve the visual appeal and experience of our hallways and circulation spaces. With limited funding, we developed a combination of temporary experiences, painting, and permanent exhibit acquisitions. An effort was made to include content that would appeal to adults as well as family groups. The new experiences are planned with a nod to our permanent exhibit areas and grouped in collections as opposed to singular exhibits.

From gorgeous photography to thought-provoking collections, enjoy these free, limited-engagement displays on your next visit.

Check out these additions during your next visit:

Ocean Soul

Ocean Soul

Oct 2016 - Aug 2017

Brian Skerry has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine since 1998. His new book, Ocean Soul, features spectacular images from a 30-year career in underwater photography. Browse a selection of his pictures in this gallery. Here, blue maomao swim above a bed of kelp in New Zealand.

Visions of the Future

Visions of the Future

April 20 – Dec 1, 2016

Created by nine artists, designers, and illustrators in “The Studio” at NASA’s Jet Populsion Laboratory, these posters are inspired by WPA travel posters and explore the strange, new worlds in our solar system and beyond.

Michelle Stitzlein's

Michelle Stitzlein's "Moth Series"

Michelle Stitzlein has been creating sculpture with recycled materials as a full-time artist since 2000 in her Baltimore, OH, studio. Her work has been shown in art and craft museums nationally. The “Moth Series,” was inspired by moths in her backyard and the premise that recycled materials have the capacity to metamorphose into larger objects of great beauty.

Maps: Tools for Adventure

Maps: Tools for Adventure

These interactive experiences engage visitors in the process of producing maps and planning adventures. Maps are tools that help people make sense of the world, make decisions and solve problems.

Scioto Greenways

Scioto Greenways

The large wall mural on Level 2 communicates the Scioto Greenways project happening on the river including removal of the Main Street Dam, improvement of the ecological systems and river habitat, and creation of a stunning 33-acre greenway through Downtown. Additionally, 2 new interactive exhibits on Level 1 – Dirty Water Fountain and Outmuscle the Mussel – help to educate the public about river ecology.

Secrets of Circles

Secrets of Circles

What do a bagel, a ball, and a banana all have in common? If you slice them through the center, you’ll always find a circle. Circles are everywhere. Explore how they are made, how useful they are, and where they are found all around the world.


National Geographic Giant Screen Theater


Planetarium

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Apr-23
10am - 5pm
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Apr-24
10am - 5pm
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Apr-25
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Apr-26
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Thursday
Apr-27
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Friday
Apr-28
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Saturday
Apr-29
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