BE AN ELEMENT OF THE FUN
The COSI Science Festival represents an epic moment, one that will enrich Central Ohio and position COSI for future growth as a cultural and scientific pillar for our entire region. We invite you to support COSI as we launch this regional celebration of science, spotlighting our community’s many organizations and experts that are leading the charge toward a brighter future.
The COSI Science Festival will demystify science and inspire future scientists, helping our community become more open to experiencing the thrills of science every day.
Here’s how we plan to do it:
IMMERSE CENTRAL OHIO IN ALL THINGS SCIENCE
- Businesses, community organizations, civic leaders, and others will join forces to present a series of distinct science-related events in various settings where people are casual and comfortable.
- The entire community will transform into a classroom when science “pops up” across neighborhoods in fun and unexpected ways.
- Events at unique venues like pubs, restaurants, churches, parks, libraries, and businesses will be hosted in all corners of the region.
- The community will curate its own science learning, with partner-driven content that will give the public fresh eyes to see science in action everywhere it looks.
HELP BRIDGE THE STEM SKILLS GAP
- COSI will connect the public with our region’s STEM talent, leveraging STEM experts from industry, labs, hospitals, and higher education.
- STEM and non-STEM companies will spotlight how science manifests in their daily work— showcasing that science exists across all industries, often in surprising ways.
- Participants will be inspired to explore high demand STEM career fields, while understanding the exciting STEM components included in other professional paths.
- Participants will gain insight into how they can become part our country’s 21st century STEM-based economy.
- A capstone event, the Science Carnival on the Peninsula, will feature an estimated 75 exhibitors, showcasing science through hands-on activities and live demonstrations.
FOSTER SCIENCE LITERACY IN A FUN, COLLABORATIVE WAY
- Local professionals and experts will provide unique interactions and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities around basic science phenomena and cutting edge research.
- COSI will help festival participants see themselves as scientists and understand that science is not only surprising and empowering, but also a potential career choice— and jaw-dropping fun!
With fresh leadership, a new strategic plan, and our place at the epicenter of exciting developments on the Scioto Peninsula, COSI is shepherding in a period of profound growth, bold new initiatives, and countless opportunities to engage more people than ever in science learning.
We believe that science education is the lifeblood of progress and a surefire way to move a growing Central Ohio forward, which is why the COSI Science Festival will provide the perfect opportunity for Columbus to embrace its identity as a “smart” region poised for success in the 21st century.
Support COSI and our efforts to bolster science engagement and literacy for our region.