Center Of Science & Industry in Columbus
Regular COSI exhibits
Admission: $17.95/adult age 13-59; $16.95/senior age 60+; and $12.95/youth
age 2 to 12. Free admission for children under 2.
Family Friday Night: $9.95 for all ages 2 and up (last Friday of the month,
5:00pm to 9:00pm); Groups of 12 or More: Please call
discounted rates and reservations; Advance reservations are required for group
rate discounts; Certified Teachers: $9.00 Admission, a savings of over 40%;
Teachers also qualify for discounted memberships; Military Discount: Active,
Reserve, and Retired Military - $2.00 off per person in the immediate family
with proper ID; Military also qualify for discounted memberships; ASTC
Members: Free exhibits admission with ASTC membership card, maximum of 2
adults and 4 children admitted free to COSI for reciprocal ASTC members.
Science centers within 90 miles of one another are excluded from the program
unless lifted by mutual agreement. Please call ahead to verify that you are
eligible for the reciprocal admission benefit; OESRA: $2.00 off exhibit
admission with COESRA card, Applies to COESRA card holder and dependent
children only; Extreme Screen movie prices: $7.50.
Regular Operating Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Usually closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve
Day and Christmas. But open Columbus Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial
Day and Labor Day. Open seven days a week for Spring Break, summer and winter
holiday break. Visit cosi.org for hours.
Location: (Map It) 333 W. Broad St. ● Columbus, OH 43215
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 www.cosi.org.
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