Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


333 W BROAD STCOLUMBUS, OH 43215 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To engage, inspire, and transform lives and communities by being the best partner in science, technology, and industry learning.


COSI is a nationally esteemed science center that has delighted Central Ohio with all things science for 60 years, inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) topics and delivering our experiential, "hands-on fun" brand of learning. As a trusted educational resource for families, schools, and community partners, COSI is an essential element of our community, engaging more than one million people annually through onsite, offsite, and online experiences.

COSI - like science - is for everybody: all ages, backgrounds and abilities. With this guiding belief, we serve as a pillar of learning and a cultural cornerstone committed to serving all members of our diverse community. Across our 320,000 square foot facility, we bring science to life through 300+ interactive experiences, nine galleries featuring world class traveling and permanent exhibitions, explosive live shows, our little kidspace(r) exhibit for learners birth through first grade, and a Planetarium. Outside our building, our award-winning educational outreach programs reach over 300,000 students annually in schools and community organizations across Ohio and neighboring states.


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