COSI is open Thursday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Get your tickets now!

With your health and safety as our #1 priority, here's how to prepare for your visit to COSI.
Reserve your tickets in advance - Guests and Members must reserve a ticket in advance to ensure a fast and contactless admission when you arrive.

Stay home if you're not well or not sure - Please reschedule if anyone in your group is experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms. Rebooking your visit is easy: simply reply to your email confirmation with your preferred new date.

Masks or facial coverings - COSI follows local, state, and national recommendations regarding mask and facial coverings. In accordance with the City of Columbus ordinance, all individuals are required to wear facial coverings in indoor areas accessible to the public wherein individuals may be within six (6) feet of another person. Exceptions are allotted to individuals younger than three (3) years of age, those with medical or behavioral conditions that preclude mask-wearing, anyone actively eating or drinking, or those giving a speech or performance before a live audience. By visiting COSI you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


2021 Admission

2020 Prices


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General Admission

Tickets Price
Adult Ages 13+ $25
Youth Ages 2-12 $20
Under 2 FREE
Senior Ages 60+ $23
Teacher FREE
Military Adult Ages 13+ $23
Military Youth Ages 2-12 $18
 

Reciprocal Member Admission

Reciprocal Tickets Price
ASTC Adult Ages 19+ Am I eligible? FREE
ASTC Youth Ages 2-18 FREE
ACM Adult Ages 19+ Am I eligible? $12.50
ACM Youth Ages 2-18 $10

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Download the COSI Science app before your visit for quick access to tickets, up to date showtimes, COSI map, cafe menus, and more!

The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee helps make the arts available to all by funding exemplary artists, arts organizations and programs that educate and engage audiences throughout Greater Columbus.




COSI Hours
MONDAY......CLOSED
TUESDAY......CLOSED
WEDNESDAY......CLOSED
THURSDAY......10am-5pm
FRIDAY......10am-5pm
SATURDAY......10am-5pm
SUNDAY......10am-5pm

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Parking at COSI
The most convenient parking nearest to COSI is the City of Columbus’ underground garage immediately west of COSI, managed by LAZ Parking. *Please note: While Belle Street is under construction, the road is open between Town Street and the parking garage entrance for your convenience. Garage parking is $5 for COSI Members and the General Public.
Click here for directions to the parking garage.

COSI Hours
MONDAY......CLOSED
TUESDAY......CLOSED
WEDNESDAY......CLOSED
THURSDAY......10am-5pm
FRIDAY......10am-5pm
SATURDAY......10am-5pm
SUNDAY......10am-5pm

VISIT

Parking at COSI
The most convenient parking nearest to COSI is the City of Columbus’ underground garage immediately west of COSI, managed by LAZ Parking. *Please note: While Belle Street is under construction, the road is open between Town Street and the parking garage entrance for your convenience. Garage parking is $5 for COSI Members and the General Public.
Click here for directions to the parking garage.




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Reopening FAQs

Q: What is COSI's policy regarding face coverings?

A: COSI follows local, state, and national recommendations regarding mask and facial coverings. In accordance with the City of Columbus ordinance, all individuals are required to wear facial coverings in indoor areas accessible to the public wherein individuals may be within six (6) feet of another person. Exceptions are allotted to individuals younger than three (3) years of age, those with medical or behavioral conditions that preclude mask-wearing, anyone actively eating or drinking, or those giving a speech or performance before a live audience. By visiting COSI you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Q: What change is COSI making to its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to help ensure guest safety?

COSI has installed a new UV-C Photohydroionization air sterilization system to the COSI building in partnership with Dublin, OH-based HVAC company Air Force One. UV-C photohydroionization uses ultraviolet light within COSI’s HVAC system to destroy germs, viruses, and bacteria. Within the HVAC system, UV-C light reacts with a catalyst and moisture from the air to produce safe, ionized hydro-peroxide that will now be in the air at COSI. That hydro-peroxide is safe for humans in the air, but not for germs and viruses.

Q: What is the status of my COSI Membership?

A: COSI Memberships were extended for the amount of time that COSI was temporarily closed (from March 13, 2020 to June 3, 2021). That way on June 3, when COSI reopened, you had the same amount of time that was left on your Membership when COSI closed. This also applies to Memberships purchased during COSI’s closure. Membership expiration dates were automatically adjusted.
To check the status of your COSI Membership, please click here. Be sure to log in using the primary email address and password associated with your Member account.
As a new benefit to COSI Members, and to reduce cost and landfill waste, all COSI Memberships cards are now 100% digital and accessible through the updated COSI Mobile App! It’s free, convenient, and up-to-date.
How to get your Digital COSI Membership Card via the COSI Mobile App:
  • Download the COSI App – search “COSI Science” in the Apple App Store or Google Play App Store.
  • Select the "profile” icon
  • Log into your COSI Member Account (using primary email address and password associated with your account)
  • Select “Digital Card” on the Profile page

If you do not recall your password, or need to establish one for your account, use the “forget password” function and you’ll get an email to reset it.
If you are still having trouble accessing your Member account, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: Are advance reservations required to visit COSI?

A: YES! All COSI Members and guests are required to make a reservation online in advance to visit COSI. A confirmation email will be sent indicating the reservation date chosen. Guests may enter at any time on their chosen day.

Q: Can I make a reservation in person?

A: No. Reservations and ticket sales may not be made in person. Purchasing a membership does not guarantee a same-day visit.

Q: What days of the week will COSI be open?

A: COSI is open four days a week, Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Q: Are some experiences closed or not currently available to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19?

A: Yes, due to restricted spaces, some COSI experiences will remain closed for the foreseeable future, including:
  • National Geographic Giant Screen Theater
  • Gadgets Live Show Stage
  • High-Wire Unicycle
  • 3D Audio interactive in the Life Exhibition Area
  • Early entry on weekdays to little kidspace for Ultimate and Premium Family COSI Members will be unavailable until further notice to permit additional cleaning of this space.

Q: Which special exhibitions are currently at COSI?

A:
  • The Cuba exhibition in the American Museum of Natural History Special Exhibition Gallery has been extended and will be included with COSI Membership or general admission;

Q: Will COSI’s food service locations and gift shop be open?

A: Yes! COSI’s Molecules Cafe, Atomic Cafe, and Science2Go! Gift shop reopened along with the COSI building.

Q: Can I print my ticket at COSI?

A: We are unable to re-print tickets at COSI. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Q: When should I arrive?

A: Guests may arrive at any time on the date of their reservation.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Parking is available in the City of Columbus underground parking garage immediately west of COSI and accessed off Belle Street (underneath Dorrian Green park).

Q: What do I need to bring?

A: COSI Members: Electronic or printed tickets should be in hand and ready for self-scanning as you enter COSI. Digital Membership or physical cards should be ready. To access your digital COSI Membership card, please download the COSI app and login to your account.
Guests: Electronic or printed tickets should be in hand and ready for self-scanning as you enter COSI.

Q: What COSI entrance do I use to enter?

A: Please use COSI’s main entrance on the west side of the building (facing Dorrian Green park).

Q: Can I use COSI admission coupons?

A: To minimize exchange of items between guests and the COSI Team, coupons cannot be honored at this time.

Q: COSI originally planned to reopen in July and November 2020. Why was there a delay?

A: COSI originally planned to reopen in 2020. At the time, Franklin County was at Alert Level 3, approaching Alert Level 4. Due to these conditions, COSI made the decision to delay its reopening. With a decline in COVID-19 cases in Franklin county and a rise of vaccinations, COSI reopened its doors safely on June 3, 2021.

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