The Center of Science and Industry, or COSI for short, is a science museum and research center in Columbus, Ohio. COSI was established in 1964 and relocated to a 320,000-square-foot facility in the Franklinton neighborhood in 1999, built by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki along a bend in the Scioto River.
COSI, or the Center of Science and Industry, is located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. COSI Columbus is one of the most recognized science centers in the nation, having served over 30 million visitors since its inception. COSI has spent decades developing programs and experiences that make science exciting while also inspiring and educating visitors through hands-on discovery.
At COSI, your family will be dazzled, fascinated, and excited as they discover one amazing wonder after another. COSI has over 300 interactive exhibits spread across ten themed exhibition areas, including Ocean, Room, Gadgets, Life, little kidspace®, Progress, Adventure, Innovation Showcase, the outdoor Big Science Park, and WOSU@COSI. The exhibition areas provide opportunities for people of all ages to creatively combine science facts and learning through play. Aside from the exhibits, COSI offers the electrifying Electrostatic Generator Display, a High-Wire Unicycle, the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, the Science 2Go! retail shop, and the Atomicafe` restaurant.
Throughout the year, COSI also hosts world-class touring exhibits from other museums.
COSI`s award-winning education services have reached over six million teachers and students. These creative outreach education projects are designed to supplement national and state science curriculum and standards. Students in Ohio and around the country profit from innovative initiatives such as Electronic Education and COSI On Wheels. Camp-In®, a 40-year-old overnight trip for Girl Scouts, is now replicated nationwide.
At the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), explore 300 immersive themed exhibits and learn scientific facts and concepts through play. Explore the physical structure of oceans and test gravity on various planets. Learn about the body, mind, and spirit as discovered by scientists. Illusions and mind games will put the senses to the test. A seven-story 3-D screen with surround sound transports you inside molecules, into space, and to distant lands on Earth. The center receives over half a million visitors per year in its 30,000 sq m (320,000 sq ft) space. Using our Columbus trip planner, prepare to see Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and other attractions that interest you.
743 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43206