Try-It Together Workshops

Try-It Together Workshops invite early learners (ages 3-5) 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!

$10/per person

Force and Motion

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, “fish” for magnets, and send corks flying. Then your learner 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! It’s a fizzing, popping, twisting, turning, pushing, pulling scientific experience!

Dec 12, 2018   Dec 15, 2018

  • COSI Admission: Not Included


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 your learner becomes 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!

Jan 16, 2019   Jan 19, 2019

  • COSI Admission: Not Included


Rain or shine, weather is science at work! What ingredients does it take to bring a storm to life? In this hands-on workshop, your learner will become a 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!

Feb 13, 2019   Feb 16, 2019

  • COSI Admission: Not Included


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