Who says science centers are just for kids? At Columbus’s Center of Science and Industry (COSI), you’ll find a plethora of activities to enjoy at any age. Your time at corporate housing in Columbus doesn’t have to be all business meetings and room service. Get out and explore what the beautiful city has to offer – even if just for a few hours!
Now situated along the Scioto River, COSI was opened in 1964 at a different location in Columbus. In 1999, it was moved to the beautiful 320,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility it lives in today. The center features more than 300 interactive exhibits throughout several exhibit areas including ones dedicated to the ocean, space, energy, and gadgets. But what does COSI have to offer specifically for adults?
COSI opens its 60’ planetarium dome screen to “artists, makers, tinkers and others interested in immersive media in a 360° dome format to come together and design, test and experiment on creative projects for the fulldome format.“ This program is only available the last Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., but well worth the wait!
Up All Night
Though you might want to take full advantage of your corporate housing in Columbus, if you’re interested in getting out for an entire night then head to COSI’s Up All Night program. This program invites guests 21 and older to relive their childhood at sleep away camp. Those “camping-in” will have access to a cash bar as well as COSI’s classic exhibits. In addition, campers will be able to watch a Giant Screen film or Planetarium show or check out a live show. As a plus, there is even a “battle ground” featuring NERF accessories!
Science on Tap
You read that right: science and beer! COSI occasionally offers a Science on Tap event that invites those 21 and older to experience the best of Columbus’s craft breweries and meet the makers themselves. Mingle and talk the science of beer or just your love of it with other enthusiasts and master brewers. Check the COSI website to see when the next event will be held.
Classic ExhibitsCOSI’s classic exhibits are truly fun for all ages. If you’ve got an afternoon to spare between business meetings and client dinners, check out some of the center’s classic offerings. Travel through time in the Progress exhibit to see how America went from telegraphs to televisions in the span of a few decades. Learn about how to be an energy warrior in the Energy exhibit. Explore the story of you as a human being through the Life exhibit. The opportunity for learning near your corporate housing in Columbus is practically limitless at COSI.