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Excesss Trivia

Hosted by: Excesss Productions

Excesss Trivia is a live-hosted tv gameshow-style trivia contest that can be played by individuals or in teams.

Excesss Karaoke

Hosted by: Excesss Productions

Excesss Karaoke is honored to provide karaoke services to some of the best venues in Central Ohio. Come on out and sing like a rock star!

Birding BioBlitz

Hosted by: Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Join us for a birding opportunity for all birders at any experience level. Binoculars and field guides will be provided and all species found will be recorded as part of the COSI Science Festival BioBlitz. Come prepared to find some birds rain or shine!

Inspirit VR: Diving into the STEM Metaverse!

Hosted by: Inspirit VR

Virtual

Inspirit VR is like Disney World for Roblox/Minecraft STEM lovers! We have 3D models + labs, games, and quizzes that make learning interactive and fun. Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do- no more boring, hard to understand & dry lessons. We invite you to learn by actually doing!

Tour the Central Ohio Fire Museum and Learning Center

Hosted by: Central Ohio Fire Museum

Central Ohio Fire Museum 260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH

Experience a tour of the Central Ohio Fire Museum led by a retired or active firefighter. Learn what it was like to be a firefighter during the early hand-pulled cart and horse-drawn steam engine era, and how the fire service has evolved to the present service that their communities have today. We'll answer all your questions about the not so well known things, such as how the fire service actually operates. Guests can even ring the 500 pound station bell in the bell tower, and learn about early communications (before 9-1-1).

The High Stakes of Science Literacy and Education

Hosted by: Columbus Metropolitan Club

The Boat House 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH

What needs to happen in partnerships between private industry, public agencies, educators, and nonprofits to lay the right kind of foundation for the type of broad science literacy that will be required to sustain industries like Intel and to keep them supplied with qualified employees? On May 4, the importance of science literacy comes to the CMC stage with a panel of experts including Frederic Bertley, Ph.D., President and CEO of COSI, and COSI Science Festival partners Lou Von Thaer, President and CEO of Battelle, and Joanna Pinkerton, President and CEO of COTA, with moderator Angela An, news anchor with WBNS-10TV.

Play With Fire!

Hosted by: Glass Axis

Glass Axis 156 S Grubb St, Columbus

This new program offers projects tailored to school-aged children at drastically reduced prices from our traditional adult classes. Children as young age 4 are able to create unique glass projects. These events provide an opportunity for younger visitors to experience glass making on a one-to-one student to instructor ratio.

Maker Mania on The Lawn at CAS!

Hosted by: PAST Foundation

The Lawn at CAS 2540 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH

This will be an event for families to design, build, and test different hands on STEM activities. Some of the activities will include creating and testing gliders, flying drones, STEM take-aways, science demonstrations and more. Our goal is to engage and expose families to different STEM activities in a fun and safe environment.

Be a Scientist! Blacklick Woods BioBlitz

Hosted by: Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Blacklick Woods Nature Center 6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH

Join a naturalist on a mission to survey all the organisms in the park! Learn to use iNaturalist on this 1-mile walk to identify different plants, fungi, animals and insects. Use your new found skills to create a census of all the living things at Blacklick Woods.

Science is Brewing: A Free Brewer-led Brewery Tour at Land-Grant

Hosted by: Land-Grant Brewing Company

Land-Grant Brewing Company 424 W Town St, Columbus, OH

There's quite a bit of science that goes on every day here in Land-Grant's brewery and taproom in Franklinton. We invite friends to take a behind the scenes look inside our brewing facility with a free tour lead by one of our brewers. See for yourself the science of making Land-Grant beer…from the mash to the glass, and everything in between.

3, 2, 1, Blast Off!

Hosted by: Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation

Huber Park 1640 Davidson Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH

Set off rockets and design your own to launch. We’ll use science and chemical reactions to propel our rockets into the sky! Try your hand at designing your own rocket, then launch it to see how far it goes!

Birding BioBlitz

Hosted by: Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Join us for a birding opportunity for all birders at any experience level. Binoculars and field guides will be provided and all species found will be recorded as part of the COSI Science Festival BioBlitz. Come prepared to find some birds rain or shine!

Guess Who

Hosted by: The STEM Impact Collaborative at The Ohio State University

Virtual

Get your geek on and get a laugh with The Ohio State University’s STEM Impact Collaborative for the fourth installment of Guess Who, a fast-paced STEM gameshow featuring Ohio State researchers. In this virtual gameshow, three mystery contestants (graduate students) do their best to both confuse and educate two guessers and the audience about their specific field of study.

Inspirit VR: Diving into the STEM Metaverse!

Hosted by: Inspirit VR

Virtual

Inspirit VR is like Disney World for Roblox/Minecraft STEM lovers! We have 3D models + labs, games, and quizzes that make learning interactive and fun. Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do- no more boring, hard to understand & dry lessons. We invite you to learn by actually doing! So, who would win in a zombie apocalypse anyway? How would you survive? Let's jump into the metaverse and find out!

Tour the Central Ohio Fire Museum and Learning Center

Hosted by: Central Ohio Fire Museum

Central Ohio Fire Museum 260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH

Experience a tour of the Central Ohio Fire Museum led by a retired or active firefighter. Learn what it was like to be a firefighter during the early hand-pulled cart and horse-drawn steam engine era, and how the fire service has evolved to the present service that their communities have today. We'll answer all your questions about the not so well known things, such as how the fire service actually operates. Guests can even ring the 500 pound station bell in the bell tower, and learn about early communications (before 9-1-1).

You Can Too Lab!

Hosted by: Bexley Recreation & Parks

Bexley Recreation & Parks 2411 E Main St, Columbus, OH

Learn some ways to tie S.T.E.A.M. concepts into everyday play using household ingredients. Recommended for early learners and their caretakers. Hands-on, simple science experiments and sensory play for kids ages 3-6.

You Can Too Lab!

Hosted by: Bexley Recreation & Parks

Bexley Recreation & Parks 2411 E Main St, Columbus, OH

Learn some ways to tie S.T.E.A.M. concepts into everyday play using household ingredients. Recommended for early learners and their caretakers. Hands-on, simple science experiments and sensory play for kids ages 3-6.

Play With Fire!

Hosted by: Glass Axis

Glass Axis 156 S Grubb St, Columbus

This new program offers projects tailored to school-aged children at drastically reduced prices from our traditional adult classes. Children as young age 4 are able to create unique glass projects. These events provide an opportunity for younger visitors to experience glass making on a one-to-one student to instructor ratio.

Flora, Fauna and Flyers Bioblitz

Hosted by: Columbus Recreation and Parks

McKnight Outdoor Education Center (Indian Village) 3228 Indian Village Rd, Columbus, OH

Join Columbus Recreation and Parks to explore the trails and track the wildlife you see along the way! Learn how to use the iNaturalist app to document bugs, birds and other critters finding homes along Griggs reservoir in a Bioblitz!

The Science of Stretching

Hosted by: Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center 160 Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, OH

Your body always feels great after a nice stretch, but why? Learn about the Science of Stretching at Easton on Thursday, May 5, in partnership with Healthy New Albany, as an instructor guides you through stretching exercises fit for the whole family!

Mechanical Mayhem!

Hosted by: City of Grove City Parks and Recreation

Grove City Library 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH

Focusing on design and movement by making giant paper airplanes, rubber band powered cars and wind tunnels. Families will be able to come and go during the event time at the library. Library staff will be leading the programming with parks and recreation support.

Flora, Fauna and Flyers Bioblitz

Hosted by: Columbus Recreation and Parks

McKnight Outdoor Education Center (Indian Village) 3228 Indian Village Rd, Columbus, OH

Join Columbus Recreation and Parks to explore the trails and track the wildlife you see along the way! Learn how to use the iNaturalist app to document bugs, birds and other critters finding homes along Griggs reservoir in a Bioblitz!

Macros and Margs

Hosted by: Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 W Whittier St, Columbus

Participants will learn about and dip for macroinvertebrates in our wetlands, afterwards, margaritas, chips and salsa will be available while we discuss the importance of macroinvertebrates and how they serve as environmental quality indicators.

Train Your Brain with Mindfulness

Hosted by: Karma Thegsum Chöling Columbus

Karma Thegsum Chöling Columbus 645 W Rich St, Columbus, OH

rest among people of all ages in the physical and mental benefits of meditation and mindfulness. But what IS mindfulness, and does it really provide better health and well-being?

Tour the Central Ohio Fire Museum and Learning Center

Hosted by: Central Ohio Fire Museum

Central Ohio Fire Museum 260 N 4th St, Columbus, OH

Experience a tour of the Central Ohio Fire Museum led by a retired or active firefighter. Learn what it was like to be a firefighter during the early hand-pulled cart and horse-drawn steam engine era, and how the fire service has evolved to the present service that their communities have today. We'll answer all your questions about the not so well known things, such as how the fire service actually operates. Guests can even ring the 500 pound station bell in the bell tower, and learn about early communications (before 9-1-1).

Underwater and Solar Robotics

Hosted by: Della School of Coding & Design

Della School of Coding & Design 2747 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH

Students will get the chance to operate a underwater robotic that was hand-built with pvc pipes. Students will also get to see how the remote control was built to operate the robot underwater. Student will be asked questions about how would they adjust the buoyancy of the robot to make it perform better. Students will get a chance to compete with the robot by moving a device to the other side of tube before being stop by their component.

Science of Protecting Your Pal

Hosted by: Franklin County Auditor’s office

Brevoort Park 3545 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH

Join your Franklin County Auditor, CityPets Animal Hospital, and the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center for an interactive, fun, and engaging lesson about the science of keeping our canine companions safe, healthy, and happy in addition to participating in arts and crafts activities and playing with an adoptable dog.

the pollination equation

Hosted by: the bee collective

the bee collective 410 W Town St, Columbus, OH

the pollination equation is: flower + pollinator = food. We intend to bring this concept to life with a talk, and hands on experience hosted at the bee collective space in Franklinton. Guests will be guided through the pollination equation by exploring the current phenology, flowers, bee pollen, and honey.

Train Your Brain with Kindness!

Hosted by: Karma Thegsum Chöling Columbus

Karma Thegsum Chöling Columbus 645 W Rich St, Columbus, OH

Using Mindfulness Meditation as a foundation, we will learn how to train our brains to be more patient and kind with ourselves and all the people in our lives - and will learn about the health benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude and kindness.