The COSI Science Festival – BIG Science Celebration

FREE Event!

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 2019 COSI Science Festival culminates in an exciting and fun celebration of science along the Peninsula surrounding COSI, including Washington Blvd., Genoa Park, Town St., and Dorrian Green Park! This FREE event is something you won’t want to miss – with dynamic experiments, incredible demonstrations, and engaging hands-on activities hosted by Franklin County’s own science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused organizations, the Big Science Celebration is sure to provide entertainment and learning opportunities for the whole family.

This is your opportunity to touch a brain, build a marshmallow catapult, turn bananas into a piano, drive an underwater robot, talk to NASA researchers, see a ‘volcano’ explode, and MUCH more!

AEP Ohio
The Smart Energy Experience

Air Camp, Inc.
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind Tunnel!

American Chemical Society Columbus Section
Get-into-the-Atom! American Chemical Society

Animal Medical Center & Animal Care Center of Polaris
Feathers, Scales, & Tails Vet Med

Anomatic
Colors. So Many Colors.

Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens Expo
Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens Expo

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Bacteria: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

AT&T
Hands-On Science Activities

Battelle
Sensational Science: What’s Your Superpower?

Capital University Department of Education
CAPapalt Launch: Beware of Flying Marshmallows!

Capital University Department of Nursing
Blood: It's in Your Veins

Capital University, Political Science and Biology (Environmental Science)
Jeopardy style quiz on environmental issues, science, and policy

Cardinal Health
Pharmacists of the Future!

CAS
Explore the Magic of Chemistry with Scientists from CAS

City of Whitehall
Take a Flight to discovery with Whitehall Parks and Recreation

Columbus Academy
STEM Explorations for All Ages

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks
Metro Parks Stream Station

Columbus Blue Jackets
CBJ Mobile Tour presented by OhioHealth

Columbus GospelFest
The Science behind Music

Columbus Metropolitan Library
Library Science with a Spooky Twist

Columbus Museum of Art
Weird Science Weirder Art

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
Wild Weather Shelter STEM Challenge

Columbus School for Girls and HER Academy
She will know her Power: CSG and HER Academy

Columbus School for Girls FIRST Robotics Team 677
Columbus School for Girls FIRST Robotics Team 677

Columbus State Community College
Come Grow With Us!

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Be a WILD Zoo Veterinarian

Corna Kokosing Construction Co.
Get in the Zone: Building Columbus

COSI Science Spots
Hands-on Science Activities

COTA
Hands-On Science Activities

Crane Group
Hands-On Science Activities

Delaware Area Career Center, Public Relations Dept.
Think. Do. Learn. Hands-on science with DACC

DNV GL
Hands-on science activities

DriveOhio
Self-Driving Cars and Trucks and Drones that Fly!

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Private Eye

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Securing the Grid

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Plant a Pharmacy

Elford, Inc.
Science of Construction

EWI
Come Blow Your Top!

Folds of Honor Central Ohio
Old Glory from H2O

Form5 Prosthetics
Empowering those with limb-loss by providing 3-D printing prosthetics out recycled plastics!

Franklin University
Know the Risk! Healthcare, Technology, and Cybersecurity.

Franklinton Board of Trade
Franklinton: The Science of Cycling!

G&J Pepsi
bubly Bubble Station

Game-U
Where Kids make Games!

Giant Eagle, Inc./ Giant Eagle Pharmacy
Explore the World of Pharmacy with Giant Eagle Pharmacy

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland
Maple Madness with the GSOH Mobile Make Zone!

Honda
Hands-On Science Activities

Huntington Bank
Securing Yourself in Cyberspace!

Huntington Learning Center - Gahanna / New Albany
Power from Potatoes?

KIPP Columbus
KIPP Columbots Design Challenges

Korda/Nemeth Engineering
Hands-on science activities

Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative / Ohio Wildlife Center / Columbus Audubon
Savings our Songbirds

102.5
Hands-On Science Activities

107.9
Hands-On Science Activities

ABC6
Hands-On Science Activities

NBC4
Hands-On Science Activities

Radio One
Hands-On Science Activities

WBNS 10TV
Hands-On Science Activities

WOSU
Hands-On Science Activities

Metro Schools
First STEM school in Ohio preparing middle and high school students for New Econo

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Our Region. Our Future.

Moody Nolan, Inc.
Explore the Art and Science of Architecture

Mount Carmel Health System
Mobile Learning Center

NASA
NASA EXPLORES Your World and Beyond

National Ground Water Association / Groundwater Foundation
Awesome Aquifers

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA - Safe Cars Save Lives

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Research Institute Trainee Association
Anatomy Adventures with NCH Research Institute

Nestle Quality Assurance Center
Food FUNdations: The Chemistry and Microbiology of good food!

ODNR - Division of Forestry and Division of Parks/Watercraft
Its Cookie and Hawk Time!

ODNR - Division of Geological Survey
Shake, Rattle and Roll

ODNR - Division of Mineral Resources
How Does a Watershed Work?

ODNR - Division of Oil and Gas
That’s Made Out of Oil & Gas?!?!?

ODNR - Division of Wildlife
Pelts and Furs and Skulls – OH MY!

ODNR - Office of Scenic Rivers
What Critters Live in Our Streams

Ohio Department of Agriculture
From Field to Table: The Science Behind Your Pizza

Ohio Department of Education
STEM on the Scioto

Ohio Dominican University
Lines of Sight

Ohio Energy Project
Sparking Curiosity about Energy, Ohio Energy Project

Ohio History Connection
Experiment with Sports History

Ohio Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Design It, Build It, Test It!

OhioHealth
Stop the Bleed. Learn how to save a life!

OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County
Workology 614: The Science of Work

Otterbein University
Grossology: The Science of Icky, Sticky, Disgusting Things

PAST Foundation
Neutral Buoyancy - Underwater Robotics

PNC
PNC Mobile Learning Adventure

Priority Designs
Hit Me with Your Best Shot! How to Tackle Brain Slosh

Roto
Make An Inflatable!

Smart Columbus
The Future... It's electric!

STEM is Elementary
Anyone can build!

Telhio Credit Union
Coin Chemistry

The Breathing Association
Better Breathing for Better Lives

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Military Gear- The Science of Safe Armor

The Ohio State University - Center for Automotive Research
Sensors: See How Cars See

The Ohio State University - Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis
Micro World

The Ohio State University - College of Engineering
K12 Challenge: What will you engineer?

The Ohio State University - College of Nursing - Innovation Studio
The Innovation Studio

The Ohio State University - College of Pharmacy Generation Rx Lab
Potent Science Learning!

The Ohio State University - Department of Anthropology
Meet your ancestors: Human evolution in action!

The Ohio State University - Department of Linguistics
Language Games: Your mind and your mouth at work

The Ohio State University - Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Science: Designing Materials for a Better World

The Ohio State University - Department of Mathematics
Buckeye Aha! Math Moments

The Ohio State University - Department of Molecular Genetics
FUNdamentals of Genetics

The Ohio State University - Department of Psychology
Exercise your brain! The neuroscience of healthy and abnormal brain function

The Ohio State University - EHE, HS, Urban GEMS
Grow opportunity with Urban GEMS

The Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business, Management Sciences
Puzzles, Patterns and Chance in Management Science

The Ohio State University - W8LT the Amateur Radio and RF Club
Talk to the whole world: W8LT Special Event Amateur Radio Station

The Ohio State University - Infectious Diseases Institute
Ticktock Tick Talk

The Ohio State University - OSU Extension, Franklin County
Science on the Farm

The Ohio State University - STEM Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning
STEM Education developing new teachers to improve STEM learning

The Ohio State University - WestFest Partners
See Yourself in STEM!

The Ohio State University - WestFest Partners
See Yourself in STEM!

The Ohio State University - WestFest Partners
See Yourself in STEM!

The Ohio State University (Psychology Dept.) - Z-Lab Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Exploring the Developing Brain

The Ohio State University, Department of Psychology
Language Science for Everyone!

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
3D Printed Aortas

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
Fedorov’s Lab

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
Airway Heads

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
Interactive Brain Exhibit

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
LimbLogic Socket

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
Laser Speckle Flowmetry Camera

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
Motion Analysis and Performance Lab

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
Mobile Education Kitchen

The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center
Giant Colon

Tolles Career & Technical Center
Getting Technical with Tolles

TourismOhio
Ohio. Find it Here.

Transportation Research Center Inc.
What's going on at Transportation Research Center?

Upper Arlington FIRST Robotics Team - Bearbots #6964
DEEP SPACE Robot Maneuvering

Upper Arlington Public Library and City of Upper Arlington
Turn our bananas into a piano!

Visit Grove City
Hands-On Science Activities

Westerville Community
Gravity Games! Science in Westerville

Worthington Industries
Balloon Rocket Blast Off

Food and drink is available for purchase on site from a variety of food trucks/carts. Limited seating is available on scattered tables throughout the festival footprint but you are welcome to bring a picnic blanket for the grass.

  • Hogback BBQ
  • Mega Food Bites
  • Tortilla
  • Little Ladies Soft Serve
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Dippin Dots
  • COSI Smokehouse
  • COSI Carnival Food

Build and launch rockets with the Whitehall COSI STEM Star, Chief Moore, in West Bank Park. Rocket launches will be happening throughout the day at the below times:

  • 11:45am
  • 12:45pm
  • 1:45pm
  • 3:15pm

Get your phones ready to capture this epic celebration of science! We will close out the first ever COSI Science Festival the only way COSI can – with a thrilling, BIG, explosive finale at 4:00 pm on the English Plaza (East side of COSI in the Orange Area near the Battelle tent).

The main stage is located in Genoa Park and is jam packed with exciting programs and performances for you to watch throughout the day.


11:30am - Momentum Celebrates Science

12:00pm - Animal Encounters with Coyote Peterson

1:00pm - Human Periodic Table with CAS

2:00pm - Flame Test Balloons with Battelle

2:30pm - #COSISTEMStar Celebration

3:30pm - Meet the Honda Innovators, Live!

4:00pm - The BIG Finale on the English Plaza

We are expecting big crowds so we want you to know your options for getting to the Big Science Celebration:

FREE COTA RIDES!

  • COTA is the “Official Ride Partner” of the Big Science Celebration and is offering FREE rides to and from the Big Science Celebration.
  • Offer valid with the official pass on May 4 only.
  • Bus passes to the Big Science Celebration can be found at Columbus Metropolitan Library locations and will be available at the 100+ events happening the first three days of the COSI Science Festival.
  • Get your bus pass to return home from the Big Science Celebration at COTA’s brand new bus located on the Rich Street Bridge on May 4.
  • Visit https://www.cota.com/ for details.

Bike Parking

  • Smart Columbus will have valet bike parking available outside of the Experience Center (170 S. Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215) for cyclists (May is Bike Month.)

Car Parking

  • The below map shows a few parking lots and garages that will be offering the all-day special event rate of $5.

Ride Share Services

  • Uber
  • Lyft

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