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Science is back! COSI announces reopening dates for July

Science is back! COSI announces reopening dates for July


Calling all scientists, young and old: COSI has announced its reopening plans this coming July.

After four months of lock down, COSI once again welcomes Columbus back in. On July 8, COSI will reopen to members and will open to the general public on July 15.

“In the midst of a global pandemic, the need for science literacy and engagement has become more obvious than ever…Only science will put this pandemic behind us. We look forward to welcoming everyone, including the scientists and leaders of tomorrow who will save us from the next global crisis.” 

Dr. Frederic Bertley, COSI President and CEO

COSI will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. once it opens back up on July 8. The beloved science museum will be implementing common safe social distancing rules such as mask-wearing and staying home if you’re showing any symptoms of sickness. All of the guidelines for guests and employees can be found here in COSI’s reopening guide.


Even with COSI reopening, some of the exhibits will still be closed to the public. The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater, Planetarium, Gadgets Stage, Motion Simulator, High-Wire Unicycle, Submarine and the Alvinsphere in the Ocean exhibition, and the Mercury Capsule in the Space exhibition will stay closed until further notice.

Some good news for those that have been missing the COSI experience. The museum has extended the run of the ¡Cuba! exhibition in the American Museum of Natural History Special Exhibition Gallery through Jan. 3, 2021. Admission to ¡Cuba! will be included with COSI Membership or general admission. 

The DC SUPER HEROES™: Discover Your Superpowers exhibition, also included with COSI Membership or general admission, has been extended through Sept. 7.

To secure your spot at COSI today, the only way to do so is by reserving a ticket online. You can do so here. Also, to learn more about COSI’s reopening, visit its website here.


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