Center Of Science & Industry in Columbus

COSI Columbus is one of the most respected science centers in the nation serving more than 29 million visitors since 1964. Over these five decades, COSI has continued to create programs and experiences that make science fun, while empowering and engaging visitors through hands-on discovery. The name “COSI” stands for Center of Science and Industry.


At COSI, you’ll be dazzled, amazed and delighted as your family explores one incredible wonder after another. COSI features more than 300 interactive exhibits throughout our discovery-based and ten themed exhibition areas including Ocean, Space, Gadgets, Life, little kidspace®, Progress, Adventure, Innovation Showcase, our outdoor Big Science Park and WOSU@COSI. The exhibition areas provide experiences for all age levels to creatively combine science facts and learning through play. Beyond the exhibits, you’ll find COSI’s hair-raising Electrostatic Generator Show, the only High-Wire Unicycle in the country, the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, a Science 2Go! retail store and the Atomicafe’ restaurant. COSI also hosts world-class traveling exhibitions from other museums throughout the year.


COSI’s groundbreaking, award-winning education programs have touched more than six million teachers and students. These innovative outreach education programs are tailored to support national and statewide science curriculum and standards. Unique programs such as Electronic Education and COSI On Wheels bring science learning to students throughout Ohio and across the country. Camp-In®, an overnight experience for Girl Scouts that began 40 years ago, is now duplicated nationwide. To learn more visit

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