Introducing COSI Connects Kits - On Sale Now!

Introducing COSI Connects Kits - On Sale Now!

COSI Remains Closed to The Public
Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Franklin County and the science regarding the spread of the coronavirus, COSI remains closed to the public out of concern for the health and safety of its Members, Guests, and Team. The Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System currently ranks Franklin County as an Alert Level 2, indicating a very high exposure and spread of coronavirus. COSI is continuing to closely monitor the situation along with state and local health officials and will undertake future actions accordingly to decide the safest and best time to reopen. For our valued COSI Members, please know that your COSI Membership will be automatically adjusted for any additional time lost. In the meantime, we hope to connect with you online through COSI Connects, COSI's Digital Doorway for fun at-home science discovery and learning, where you’ll find exciting and engaging science through COSI videos and hands-on science you can try with your family at home. We look forward to seeing you at COSI in the future. Please stay safe during this pandemic.

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 Pricing Am I eligible?

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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About the CAC Fee

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.


Reopening FAQs

Q: Are advance reservations required?

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/time which should be ready to display as you enter COSI.

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: Please arrive within the 30-minute window on your reservation confirmation. If you’re early, please wait in your car until your scheduled entry time.

Q: What reservation times are available?

A:Reservations are limited and spaced 30 minutes apart to maintain social distance. The first reservations are available at 10am and the last at 3pm, seven days a week. COSI will close at 5pm. The 10:00am and 10:30am entry times on Sunday mornings are reserved for at-risk populations to visit COSI with their families.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Parking is available in the City of Columbus underground parking garage immediately west of COSI (underneath Dorrian Green).

Q: I am unable to wear a face covering. How will COSI accommodate me?

A: Per Columbus Mayor Ginther's executive order, 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: 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).

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: Are there special times for at-risk populations (e.g., the elderly) to visit COSI with their families?

A: Yes, the 10:00am and 10:30am entry times on Sunday mornings are reserved for at-risk populations to visit COSI with their families.

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
  • Planetarium
  • 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
  • Selected hallway experiences such as Nano, Secrets of Circles, and Sun, Earth, Universe
  • Drinking Fountains