COSI will reopen to COSI Members and the general public on June 3, 2021. Learn More.
COSI Science Festival
COSI Science Festival

COSI will reopen to COSI Members and the general public on June 3, 2021.

COSI will be open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Reservations will be required for all guests and face coverings required for guests 6 years of age and older.
For complete information about COSI’s reopening, click here to view our reopening guide.

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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
 

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

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COSI Hours
Starting June 3, 2021
MONDAY......CLOSED
TUESDAY......CLOSED
WEDNESDAY......CLOSED
THURSDAY......10-5
FRIDAY......10-5
SATURDAY......10-5
SUNDAY......10-5

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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. The underground garage entrance on Belle Street may be accessed from Broad Street. Please note that due to construction the south end of Belle Street is currently closed to traffic.
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COSI Hours
Starting June 3, 2021
MONDAY......CLOSED
TUESDAY......CLOSED
WEDNESDAY......CLOSED
THURSDAY......10-5
FRIDAY......10-5
SATURDAY......10-5
SUNDAY......10-5

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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 Broad Street and the parking garage entrance for your convenience.
Click here for more information about parking at COSI.


Reopening FAQs

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

A: COSI will reopen to COSI Members and the general public on June 3, 2021. COSI will be open four days a week, Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

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 plans to reopen its doors safely on June 3, 2021.

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

A: COSI is requiring the use of a face covering for ages 6 and older while visiting COSI. COSI Guests who have medical or behavioral health issues, disabilities, or other physical reasons that necessitate they be exempted from wearing a face covering are not required to wear one. Please let our team know as you arrive to check in at COSI.

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

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

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
  • Motion Simulator
  • High-Wire Unicycle
  • Submarine and Alvinsphere in the Ocean Exhibition Area
  • Bernoulli Blowers and Wind Table in the Gadgets Exhibition Area
  • Mercury Capsule in the Space Exhibition Area
  • 3D Audio interactive in the Life Exhibition Area
  • Wired Voice interactive in the WOSU Exhibition Area
  • Telephones in the Progress Exhibition Area
  • Drinking Fountains

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;
  • The Animation Academy exhibition, originally scheduled for Summer 2020, will open at COSI at the end of June 2021.


For complete information about COSI’s reopening, click here to view our reopening guide.