Center of Science and Industry

Originally opened in March 1964, the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) moved to its current location in November 1999. Internationally renowned architect Arata Isozaki designed the 320,000 square foot building to showcase the future of COSI. Since 1964, COSI has welcomed more than 33 million visitors from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries. Two of COSI’s most popular exhibits – “Ocean” and “Progress” – will be free and open to trip attendees from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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In the Ocean exhibit, mighty 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. Ocean’s sparkling world of water will delight all ages. 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.



In the Progress exhibit, generations of change can be experienced in the blink of an eye. Travel through time and interact with the technology from 1898. Then turn a corner and find yourself generations later – in 1962 – in that same town. In just 64 years, telegraphs gave way to television, Morse code to telephones, farmer’s markets to TV dinners. Stand on the corner of Hope Street and Fear Street and wonder: what will the future bring?