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COSI is now closed

When school is out, COSI is in! Camp COSI Summer Camps provide the perfect opportunity for campers to stay scientific during summer break! Weeklong camps offered for grades K-8. Each camp includes 2 daily snacks and all supplies. Parents and caregivers, please pack a lunch for your camper. With topics like Robotics, Amusement Park Science, and Space, there is sure to be something for every camper!

Camp Hours: 9am – 4pm
Wrap-around Care: 8am – 9am & 4pm – 5pm ($5 each hour)

Reservations are open!

All Camps Include:

  • Science, technology, engineering, and math content to keep young minds active
  • Hands-on activities in COSI’s workshop rooms and exhibitions
  • Interactions with local scientists and experts
  • Healthy snacks and outdoor physical activities each day
  • Thursday night overnight for campers in grades 2-8
Parents send:
  • Daily lunch for camper

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Fees:

5 Day Camp Cost: $300 - Members $330 - Non-Members
4 Day Camp Cost: $240 - Members $270 - Non-Members

*Fees are different for 6-8 grade camps and all Amusement Park Science camps*

Camps Reservations are now available for all customers!

Reserve Camp Here

Scholarships:
Scholarship applications are now closed for 2017.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations and changes must be made at least 10 days before the first day of any weeklong and 4-day camp; a $75 cancellation fee applies. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations made later than 10 days before the first day of a weeklong camp. COSI may cancel sessions if participant minimums are not met. Registered participants will be informed two weeks in advance and will receive a full refund.

Additional Fees
Please note that selected COSI program reservations are subject to a nominal processing fee. Proceeds from this fee help to support COSI, a not-for-profit organization. For selected programs, transaction fees may be waived for COSI Members as a benefit of membership. For more information about our Camp COSI Summer Camps or School's Out Camp programs you can contact the Manager of Internal Camp Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 614.849.8331.


Camps for Rising Kindergartners and First Graders

Grades K-1 Camp Fees: $300 Members, $330 Non-Members
25 Max Capacity

June 12-16, 2017 – Messy Science

Let’s get messy as we try out COSI’s special formulas to create flubber, oobleck, slime and many other way cool concoctions! We’ll investigate physical changes, chemical changes, and phase changes as we make things pop, ooze, and slime.

Reserve Camp

June 19-23, 2017 – Build It!

Imagine, draft and construct your own inventions. Explore a variety of simple machines like pulleys, levers, and gears. Discover how an architect can build, construct and stack as we use materials to create towers, houses and more.

Reserve Camp

June 26-30, 2017 – Diggin’ Dino’s

Explore the wonderful world of dinosaurs. Aspiring paleontologists will enjoy discovering dinosaurs, fossils, and digging!

Reserve Camp

July 10-14, 2017 – Science of Art

Enhance your knowledge of design as you discover the science behind painting, sculpture and more. Dress for a mess and prepare a place to showcase your art!

Reserve Camp

July 17-21, 2017 – Space

Find out what it takes to be an astronaut as you explore planets, meteors, and more. Continue your learning with a visit to COSI’s Planetarium!

Reserve Camp

July 24-28, 2017 – Messy Science

Let’s get messy as we try out COSI’s special formulas to create flubber, oobleck, slime and many other way cool concoctions! We’ll investigate physical changes, chemical changes, and phase changes as we make things pop, ooze, and slime.

Reserve Camp

July 31-Aug 4, 2017 – Science of Art

Enhance your knowledge of design as you discover the science behind painting, sculpture and more. Dress for a mess and prepare a place to showcase your art!

Reserve Camp

Aug 7-11, 2017 – Space

Find out what it takes to be an astronaut as you explore planets, meteors, and more. Continue your learning with a visit to COSI’s Planetarium!

Reserve Camp

Camps for Rising Second and Third Graders

Grades 2-3 Camp Fees: $300 Members, $330 Non-Members
30 Max Capacity

June 12-16, 2017 – Astronaut Adventures

Do you have the stuff it takes to become an astronaut and boldly go where no one has gone before? Spend a week with us learning about our Solar System, rockets, and the wonders of space including a visit to COSI’s Planetarium.

Reserve Camp

June 19-23, 2017 – Dare to Design

Get those creative juices flowing as you investigate what makes the world around us tick. See your own ideas come to life as you design your own invention to solve a real-world challenge.

Reserve Camp

June 26-30, 2017 – Silly Science

Time to get silly as we explore all things messy and fun with science! Make COSI super slime, make a mess with liquid nitrogen and experiment with things that pop and ooze.

Reserve Camp

July 10-14, 2017 - LEGO® Robotics

Jump into building and programming robots using Bee Bots and LEGO® WeDo technology. How do robots make our lives better? What makes a robot a robot? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we dive into the world of robotics.

Reserve Camp

July 17-21, 2017 – Superhero Science

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nah, It’s Super-Science! Come prepared for your super hero training by using science to bring “impossible” super powers to life! Learn to levitiate, create weather, and even fly!

Reserve Camp

July 24-28, 2017 – Astronaut Adventures

Do you have the stuff it takes to become an astronaut and boldly go where no one has gone before? Spend a week with us learning about our Solar System, rockets, and the wonders of space including a visit to COSI’s Planetarium.

Reserve Camp

July 31-Aug 4, 2017 – LEGO® Robotics

Jump into building and programming robots using Bee Bots and LEGO® WeDo technology. How do robots make our lives better? What makes a robot a robot? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we dive into the world of robotics.

Reserve Camp

Aug 7-11, 2017 – Silly Science

Time to get silly as we explore all things messy and fun with science! Make COSI super slime, make a mess with liquid nitrogen and experiment with things that pop and ooze.

Reserve Camp

Camps for Rising Fourth and Fifth Graders

Grades 4-5 Camp Fees: $300 Members, $330 Non-Members
Grades 4-5 APS Camp Fees: $375 Members, $405 Non-Members

June 12-16, 2017 – LEGO® Robotics

We’re going to be ramping up the robotic challenges as we spend the week designing, building, and programming robots using the LEGO® EV3 system.

Reserve Camp

June 19-23, 2017 – Amusement Park Science

Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put your knowledge (and courage) to the test. We’ll be going behind the scenes at Kings Island and spending the day at the park riding the best roller coasters and learning what it takes to make them work. (Cost for this camp is $375 for COSI Members and $405 for general guests as it includes park admission to Kings Island)

Reserve Camp

June 26-30, 2017 – Rockets & Rovers

Join us for a week of amazing experiments as we explore how NASA gathers information about our Solar System and beyond using rockets, rovers, and manned missions. This camp includes access to COSI’s Planetarium.

Reserve Camp

July 10-14, 2017 – C.S.I.

What does it take to be a crime fighter in the 21st century? We will put our skills to the test as we try and solve the mystery of the missing ice cream ingredients.

Reserve Camp

July 17-21, 2017 – LEGO® Robotics

We’re going to be ramping up the robotic challenges as we spend the week designing, building, and programming robots using the LEGO® EV3 system.

Reserve Camp

July 24-28, 2017 – Video Games

Learn fundamental programming concepts and use the Scratch program to create your own video game to share with friends and family.

Reserve Camp

July 31-Aug 4, 2017 – Chemistry

Solids, liquids and gases OH MY! Explore the scientific method while experimenting with chemical and physical changes. Is Flubber a solid? What is Elephant Toothpaste? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore chemistry.

Reserve Camp

Aug 7-11, 2017 – Video Games

Learn fundamental programming concepts and use the Scratch program to create your own video game to share with friends and family.

Reserve Camp

Camps for Rising Sixth through Eighth Graders

Grades 6-8 Camp Fees: $375 Members, $405 Non-Members
30 Max Capacity - Robotics & APS
20 Max Capacity - 3D Modeling, Green Screen, & Electronics

June 19-23, 2017 – LEGO® Robotics

Dig deeper into the design and programming of robots. Design and program LEGO® EV3 Robots to accomplish a variety of challenges.

Reserve Camp

June 26-30, 2017 – 3D Modeling/Printing

Transform your creativity from a computer screen to the real world through 3D modeling and printing. Educators in COSI’s Tech Studio will teach campers to design 3D models in Autodesk modeling software and guide them through a successful 3D print. Additionally, campers will work in teams to discover innovative solutions to physical design challenges.

Reserve Camp

July 17-21, 2017 – Green Screen Composition

Peek behind the curtain of movie magic. Campers will work with DSLR cameras and explore basic camera functions: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and frame rates. Utilizing these functions, they will learn to script, light, frame, shoot, and capture audio for use with a green screen. Finally, with Adobe editing/production software, campers will bring their creative visions to life by producing a short scene.

Reserve Camp

July 24-28, 2017 – Amusement Park Science

Explore the science of motion and the physics behind thrill rides, and then put your knowledge (and courage) to the test. We’ll be going behind the scenes at Kings Island and spending the day at the park riding the best roller coasters and learning what it takes to make them work.

Reserve Camp

July 31-Aug 4, 2017 – Electronics Prototyping

Plug into the world of electronics and learn how the components in your everyday devices are wired and programmed. Campers will build a foundation in circuitry and coding through Snap Circuits and MIT’s Scratch. They will then expand their knowledge using the Arduino microcontroller and coding language and apply their new skills by programming sensors and LED lights.

Reserve Camp

Scholarships provided by:

The Columbus Section of The American Chemical Society

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