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COSI - Juneteenth
COSI - Juneteenth

Our Vision:
A scientifically literate society

A Primary Resource for Lifelong STEM Learning

While COSI provides a physical place where people can feel comfortable with science, we are committed to extending that comfort beyond our walls— bringing science to learners of all ages across all corners of our city.

Every day, COSI serves as a go-to resource that schools, community centers, and the public in general can turn to for science engagement and enlightenment. As a natural complement to formal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning and a trusted educational partner, the COSI Center for School and Community Partnerships plays an integral role in our local learning ecosystem by inspiring interest in STEM subjects and careers.

Essential to Children’s Readiness for School

Access to quality pre-K education continues to be a significant issue in Franklin County. COSI is committed to contributing experiences that provide a launch pad for learning in our youngest learners throughout our diverse community, offering pre-k outreach workshops and little kidspace®, a signature COSI exhibit exclusively for learners, birth through first grade.

We also offer “Step Up to Quality” Approved professional development trainings, helping early childhood educators integrate Science Process Skills into their classrooms and equipping them to better prepare their students for long term academic success.

A Critical Player in Economic and Community Development

Central Ohio is a growing community. COSI is committed to providing programs and experiences that support the development of its next-generation critical thinkers, innovators, and STEM professionals who will contribute to the vitality and success of our region.

While we support local teens with career awareness and soft skill development, we are also building bridges with partners and neighbors to help fuel Columbus forward. As the Scioto Peninsula transforms and the Columbus region grows, COSI is proud to serve as a pillar institution, providing a nucleus for activity and public engagement.