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COSI Science Festival
COSI Science Festival

School Field Trip Admission Information

Important Notice: The COSI building remains temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While no opening date for COSI has been set, field trip reservations for the 2021-2022 school year are being accepted. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Groups of 12 or more, ages 18 and under: $10/person

To make a field trip reservation, please call 614.228.2674 between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday- Friday. Advance reservations are required.

Teachers are admitted to COSI free of charge with acceptable form of verification. (Open to certified public/private PreK-12th grade school teachers, teachers at licensed/registered child care and preschool facilities, college/university faculty, and home educators. Acceptable forms of verification include: Faculty ID, OEA card, Teaching license/certificate, or letter from your school district indicating intent to home school.)

*The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee not included. 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.

Financial assistance is available for some groups through COSI's CAP; click here for details.

Generation Rx Labs

The Generation Rx Lab is a fun, innovative educational experience. In this space within the Life exhibit, visitors of all ages can conduct engaging, hands-on experiments as they learn about the science of drugs!

View Available Generation Rx Labs

Field Trip Payment

Payment is due upon arrival (with the exception of Box Lunch orders, which must be paid two weeks in advance). Payments MUST be consolidated and made in the form of check, credit card, or one lump sum cash payment. Only those persons listed on the group reservation are eligible for the discounted group rate. Individuals not listed on the reservation will be charged regular general admission fees. Purchase Orders will also be accepted as long as a copy of the PO is provided at check-in.

Groups wishing to pay in advance may call COSI at 614-228-2674 to pay over the phone with a credit card, or mail their payment to the following address:
COSI Accounts Receivable
333 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Field Trip Educator Packets

The following educator packets will ensure you have a smooth, fun visit to COSI and include pre-visit checklists, chaperone guides, arrival and departure info (for buses too!), and an order form for school group kits.

Educator Amenities

Group Visit Guide & Directions

Box Lunches

Lunch orders must be finalized and paid in full at least two weeks prior to your arrival date. No cancellations or changes can be accepted after that point. Sorry, refunds are not available for lunch orders.