Science Discovery at COSI
Science discovery starts when kids are pint-sized tots and it can continue throughout your life. And guess what, it can be fun too! That is key to the success behind COSI, Columbus Ohio’s fabulous science center. They have created a science experience that engages our tiniest explorers, our oldest adventurers, and our bravest experimenter. Brave, being the key criteria for anyone willing to test their hand at physics on the unicycle perched high above the entry at the museum.COSI is located in the heart of downtown Columbus, close to our state’s capital. It is a great way to spend a few hours to a day, if you have the time. Inside the museum, there are exhibits, displays and demonstrations that challenge you to think and question and discover. The Little Kid Space is perfectly sized for tiny hands to learn about science through pretend play and water splish-splash fun. And realizing that big kids (and their parents) enjoy a bit of wet fun, COSI has designed the spectacular Ocean where you can guide a robotic explorer underwater and engage in a rather remarkable water gun experience. Just be sure not to cross the beams!The museum takes you through each area on a journey to discover something new. Learn about the human body and challenge yourself to a weight lifting contest as you discover more about muscles. Head outside to the Big Science Park and prove just how tough you are by lifting a car. Become an Energy expert and find out how to reduce your energy consumption. Discover space and drive a rover on Mars and visit Gadgets where robotic arms dance, hands-on demonstrations surround, and the lab at the COSI Gadget Cafe is open and waiting for you to enter, sit down, and experiment (sign up required).
COSI is entertainment for everyone. You might just forget how educational it is too! That’s okay – science is more fun that we tend to give it credit and COSI is doing great things getting the word out.
Check out COSI’s website at: http://www.cosi.org/.
To find a local Science Center go to: http://www.astc.org/about-astc/about-science-centers/find-a-science-center/