COSI After Dark: Ocean

Written by on April 19, 2011 in Downtown, Events - 18 Comments

COSI After Dark: Because really, who hasn’t wanted to play in a massive science center under the influence?

On the third Thursday of every month, COSI opens up after-hours for the 21+ crowd to have a chance of their own to rule the science center – with adult beverages, naturally. They call it COSI After Dark, and they’ve been doing it since January. This time, the cocktailin’ will take place in the Ocean exhibit.

Poseidon reigns over a mythical playground symbolizing the ancient stories of the sea. Explore the physical nature of water through laminar streams, eroding sand, and energetic waves… Based on real ocean exploration technology, enter a research habitat and use real technology such as submersibles, sonar, and remote operated vehicles to explore the wonders of the worlds under the sea. Tie the power and majesty of the oceans to the world around us.

April COSI After Dark Highlights:

  • All COSI exhibits will be open except little kidspace, Adventure, and the Extreme Screen
  • Listen to live Caribbean island music by JJ Jones on the steel drums
  • Try the featured tropical drink “Poseidon Punch”
  • Enjoy complimentary snacks
  • Go on a “Search for the Shell” scavenger hunt and be entered to win a nights stay and dinner for two at the Concourse Hotel, a 4 pack pass to Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark, and tickets to the next COSI After Dark, Thursday, May 19 featuring Gadgets.

I attended the February event and had a great time! At that time, all of COSI except the feature exhibit was closed, though, so I’m glad to see they’ve changed that this time around.

The event runs from 6-9pm and tickets costs $20 per person ($18 for COSI Members), which includes parking and a $4 food/drink voucher.

Win a pair of tickets from Drink Up Columbus!

Leave a comment and tell us which COSI exhibit is your favorite. Tweet a link to this post with the hashtag #COSIAfterDark for a bonus entry. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email at 5pm on 4/20.

EDIT: Congrats to Michelle for picking up the passes!

Photos Courtesy COSI

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

18 Comments on "COSI After Dark: Ocean"

  1. Ana Volsko April 19, 2011 at 8:51 AM · Reply

    My husband and I want to explore space! :) That’s our favorite! (specifically the arm chair astronaut)

  2. Tom Bauer April 19, 2011 at 9:02 AM · Reply

    It may have been a temporary exhibit, but my wife and I loved the Titanic exhibit! She’s crazy about that boat and went back quite a few times.

  3. Elizabeth April 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM · Reply

    I love the Oceans exhibit! The last time I was at Cosi I took my nieces so I had to be the responsible adult and I couldn’t play. It’s so fun though. I’d love to go back.

  4. Adam Morton April 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM · Reply

    My favorite exhibit would have to be the Ocean exhibit. Lot of good memories.

  5. Alex Mainor April 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM · Reply

    Definitely the old adventure exhibit! Crawling through lasers was always a good time.

  6. Jess April 19, 2011 at 12:55 PM · Reply

    I’ve actually never been to COSI! So I would really love to check out ANY of the exhibits. :)

  7. Cesar April 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM · Reply

    I’ve never been buthave always wanted to go. This sounds like the perfect opportunity!

  8. Charles Bishel April 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM · Reply

    I took my 7yr old daughter we loved rats playing basketball soo cool.

  9. Erin April 19, 2011 at 3:53 PM · Reply

    I like the old-fashionedy cash register and appliances in Progress!

  10. Rachel April 20, 2011 at 9:26 AM · Reply

    I’m all about the Progress exhibit! It’s so much fun!!

  11. Sarah M April 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM · Reply

    I love Cosi! My fav exhibit is either Space or Oceans. Both are pretty awesome. And I need a date night like.whoa!

  12. Michelle April 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM · Reply

    I haven’t had the opportunity to explore COSI yet, but I’d love the opportunity!

  13. Mpress Me April 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM · Reply

    Haven’t been to COSI for ages, but I would love to see the Ocean exhibit. This after-dark event sounds like a blast!

  14. Reuben Yau April 20, 2011 at 9:32 AM · Reply

    Space is my favorite, I love flying.

  15. Josh "Butters" April 20, 2011 at 9:35 AM · Reply

    The space exhibit is probably my favorite. But all of the COSI is awesome! Would love to experience it after a couple of beers ;)

  16. Emma April 20, 2011 at 9:42 AM · Reply

    You know, I haven’t been to COSI in probably 10 or 15 years! I couldn’t remember my favorite exhibit if I tried :( A perfect reason why I should win tickets, haha!

  17. alisha April 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM · Reply

    Progress is my favorite! I can’t wait to see how they dwindle the 2000′s down into a learning experience…

  18. carrie April 21, 2011 at 10:31 PM · Reply

    I love the oceans exhibit! I went with some friends in January and had a blast!

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