Try-It Together Workshops

Try-It Together Workshops invite early learners (ages 2-6) and their favorite adult to work through engaging STEM activities together here in COSI. Become a scientist as you explore, measure, build, program, create, test, question, and learn. Each month our workshops will present a new career and topic for you and your little learner to discover. The workshop includes small demos and hands-on activities to explore together. Join us as we try new things, test our ideas, and find out more about COSI and the world around us.

Each session is offered twice monthly (choose a Wednesday and Saturday, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM). Try-It Together Workshops are aligned to state standards and encourage creativity, cooperation, and critical thinking as we work together to solve problems, test ideas, ask questions, and learn more about our world!

Fees:
$10/per person

Dinosaurs

Dig into discovery and explore a paleontology research station right here at COSI! Using comparative anatomy, we’ll explore how prehistoric creatures might’ve lived. Together you’ll explore the differences between dinosaur’s eggs, feel the different types of feather they would have had, build your own dinosaur skeleton, explore the different food they would eat and compare the size of your body with some of the most popular dinosaurs discovered!

March 13, 2019   March 16, 2019

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become an Engineer

Design, build, test, and redesign! Engineers use energy, math, and science to solve problems as they design the roads, bridges, buildings, and schools we see every day! Together we’ll start by exploring the energy around us – at work whenever something lights up, makes noise, or moves – and how it flows through circuits. Then, together you will become Engineers, and build sky-high topple towers, energize light bulbs and fans, test out rolling ramps, and even program real robots to complete a challenge!

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Physician

Explore body awareness, nutrition, and health in this energizing hands-on program! Together we will examine the ways that our bodies move and work – both inside and out. Then, together you will become Physicians as you encounter the science behind the incredible human body! You’ll assemble real X-rays into a human skeletal system, measure your active heart rate, explore different emotions, test your senses, and learn through play using real medical tools!

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become an Astronomer

Explore the universe around us is this exciting hands-on adventure! Together we will learn about the stars we see in the sky, and our biggest most important star, the sun. After we will travel closer to Earth and learn about our surrounding planets. Then it is your turn to both become astronomers as you create constellations, build rockets, discover space rocks, and build your own home for Mars!

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Scientist

At COSI we will investigate the science behind gravity, magnetism, and chemical reactions! Together we’ll explore force – the “push and pull” that power our world – to build ramps, have fun with magnets, and send corks flying. Then together you will become a scientist as you build gravity-powered magnetic marble courses, put torque to the test using real tools, build with magnetic blocks, launch film canisters, and much more!

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Zoologist

In this wild hands-on program, you’ll both encounter habitats, adaptations, and the science behind what all living things need as you meet and touch some of COSI’s real animals! Then, explore together as you both become a zoologist and examine real animal furs, construct your own paw print “animal trails,” view real animal X-rays, and get up close and personal with living worms! Best of all, you can both build a healthy habitat around a real, living reptile and watch her explore her new home!

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Meteorologist

Rain or shine, weather is science at work! What ingredients does it take to bring a storm to life? In this hands-on workshop, you will both become meteorologist to find out. Together you’ll see how scientists measure rainfall, examine temperature with real ice spheres, use patterns to create musical sound storms, and even make real clouds right in the classroom. And – even though we can’t see wind – you’ll both see the amazing things it can do in our five-foot tall standing wind tube!

  • COSI Admission: Not Included

You Become a Paleontologist

Dig into discovery and explore a paleontology research station right here at COSI! You both will become a paleontologist as you explore how prehistoric creatures might’ve lived. Together you’ll explore the differences between dinosaur eggs, feel the different types of feather they would have had, build your own dinosaur skeleton, explore the different food they would eat and compare the size of your body with some of the most popular dinosaurs discovered!

  • COSI Admission: Not Included