BECOME A BIG SCIENCE CELEBRATION EXHIBITOR
Big Science Celebration exhibitor applications have closed for 2022.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on May 7th at COSI.
At this time, we are planning for an in-person Big Science Celebration surrounding COSI. We will follow local, state, and national health guidelines.
BE AN ELEMENT OF THE FUN
Back in full-force on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 from 11 AM – 4 PM after being digital the last two years, the Big Science Celebration is the culminating event on the final day of the four day COSI Science Festival.
The Big Science Celebration is an incredible event, bringing thousands of people to the Scioto Peninsula, including Washington Blvd., Genoa and Dorrian Green Parks, Town Street and COSI, for a day of interactive activities hosted by Columbus’s own science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused organizations. This FREE event is open to all, but the primary target audience will be families with school ages children, with a special focus on those with limited access to science education resources.
ALL Big Science Celebration exhibitors must design their booths and activities to engage the public in an interactive, hands-on way with some aspect of science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. We encourage you to be creative! Help the public understand what your organization does for our community and beyond. Help us address workforce challenges by bridging the STEM skills gap and allowing our community’s children to see themselves in scientists and scientists in themselves.
An event of this scale and magnitude involves many costs (including but not limited to: permitting fees, equipment rentals, security, labor, etc). The exhibitor fee allows us to recoup some of these costs so that the Festival is sustained for years to come.
We are aware that these costs may prohibit participation for some exhibitors and we would like to work with all groups to make entry possible. If the cost of participation is prohibitive, please reach out to us at [email protected].
Cancellations made prior to April 7, 2022 will be refunded 75% of the total cost.
Cancellations made between April 9 and April 21, 2022 will be refunded 25% of the total cost.
We are not able to refund any costs for cancellations made after April 21, 2022.