COSI, the Center of Science and Industry

With new traveling exhibitions like Be The Astronaut this summer, giant screen films and Planetarium shows, there's always something new to enjoy at COSI. COSI combines science learning and fun through more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live shows like the hair raising electrostatic generator show, the country's only high wire unicycle and more!

Featured experiences

  • Explore COSI's classic exhibitions – Ten themed, immersive exhibition areas, featuring 300+ hands-on exhibits
  • See stunning 3D films – 4k projection on a giant screen in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. Summer 2017 films are Journey to Space and Mysteries of China. Additional admission required.
  • Soar through the galaxy – COSI's new Planetarium, the largest in Ohio featuring five different Planetarium shows for summer 2017 – Asteroid: Mission Extreme, Planetary Treasure Hunt, Starry Night Live, Magic Treehouse and Spacepark 360. Additional admission required.
  • Be The Astronaut Traveling Exhibition – Explore space and the future of space exploration. Learn about the challenges and exhilaration of spaceflight, then apply that knowledge flying spaceships, piloting landers, and driving rovers through a thrilling narrative adventure to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, Ceres, and Jupiter. Included with admission.
  • Science of Fireworks Live Show – Explore the science behind the oohs, aahs, and wows of fireworks, with lots of explosions along the way. How do fireworks get in the air? Why do they blow up? And what's with all those colors? Don't miss the grand finale, with a roomful of colorful explosions that bring it all together. May 20, 2017 – July 23, 2017. Included with admission.
Planetarium National Parks Adventure 3D