COSI: Celebrate New Year’s Ever with First Night Columbus

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In 6th grade I got the opportunity to visit COSI and 20+ years later I can still tell you what we did the entire day during our visit! It was such a great experience and is something I will always remember! I have been talking about taking my girls to visit for many years and have just not made it up there. So what better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than a night of fun activities at COSI for First Night at Columbus! I have listed below all the great activities and times to keep you and your families busy all night until they let off fireworks to celebrate the beginning of the New Year 2016!
  • First Night in Film**

    Robots @ 6 and 8 PM, Penguins @ 7 and 9 PM (Level 1, National Geographic Giant Screen Theater)Want to relax and take in an awesome 3D movie? Check out “Robots 3D ” and “Penguins 3D” on The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater at COSI in Columbus! It’s a movie experience unlike any other.

    ** This activity is an additional cost**

  • Fort Hayes School Band

    5pm – 11pm (Level 1)Don’t miss out on the musical talents of the Fort Hayes School Band as they rock out to some awesome covers and their own hits.

  • Electrostatic Generator Show

    6:10 and 7:10 PM (Founder’s Atrium Stage, Level 1)In this age-old COSI classic, you’ll learn how mutual attraction and electrostatic charge can produce a truly hair-raising experience.

  • Cardboard Kids

    5pm – 11pm (Gallery 2, Level 2)Cardboard Kids has accumulated a lot of TV/Commercial syncs in the last year, including networks and companies such as MTV, Amazon, E! Entertainment, Esquire, ABC, Smart Wool, Chivas Regal, and Warner Brothers.  Cardboard Kids home studio in Nashville is Ben Folds’ Historic RCA Studio A. Legends such as Elvis, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, and so many others have recorded in the space. 

    In Ohio specifically, Cardboard Kids have played with bands such as Relient K and Truslow, spanning venues from House of Blues in Cleveland to the Park Street Saloon

  • Truslow

    5pm – 11pm (Gallery 2, Level 2)More recently in Ohio, you could see Truslow open for Twenty One Pilots, or playing at Mapfre (Crew) Stadium this past 4th of July.  Truslow won “Best Song of 2014″ on Radio U, as voted on by fans, and currently have three songs in rotation on Radio U.  They have also played in Huntington Park, the LC Pavilion, and the FMMF in 2014.  TRUSLOW is an Alternative/Pop/Rock band from the heartland of Ohio. The band released their second EP, “Hurricane,” in July of 2014. Their loyal following has been growing ever since in response to this new material. With a successful two years behind them, you can be sure their momentum will not be slowing down anytime soon. They reached #1 on local radio with their single, “ADHD,” sold out a handful of headlining shows, toured with Alt/Pop band, Twenty One Pilots, and built a successful regional base.

  • Battle Talez

    5pm – 11pm (Level 2 Gallery)Come check out youth break dancers in action!  This group, from the 614, recently went to Battle of the Dojos 2 in Chicago, and had three of the final six contestants.  Not only are they skilled and recognized for their talents, but they are from Columbus!

  • International Film & Video Festival

    5pm – 11pm (Level 2)Saturday Morning Cartoons from Around the World:

    The Columbus International Film + Video Festival (CIFVF) is the longest running film festival in the USA! They will be showing cartoons that you can’t see anywhere else!

  • CBJ Slapshot

    5pm – 11pm (Level 2, Gallery 3)Think you have what it takes to be a Blue Jacket? Well, Goalie Bob will be protecting the net at Nationwide Arena all season but you can try your luck against the Columbus Blue Jacket’s inflatable net.

  • Face Painters

    5pm – 10pm (Level 2, Group Lunchroom)Become fierce tiger, beautiful butterfly or so much more at the hands of these skillful artists!cosi map first night columbus

  • Creation Stations

    5pm – 11pm (Gadgets Room, Level 2)Creation Station- Express your inner artist and allow kids of all ages to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces to take home.

  • Holiday Lights! Live Show

    6:30, 8:30, 10 PM (Level 2, Gadgets Stage)Nov 27, 2015 – Jan 4, 2016: COSI’s intrepid gadgeteer takes us on a whirlwind tour of holiday lighting – from the single candle to the electric lamp, with stops along the way for explosions, liquid nitrogen fun, and a reindeer-powered generator that triggers 12,000 holiday lights!

  • High Wire Unicycle

    5pm – 7:30pm (Mezzanine)It’s all about balance. COSI’s High Wire Unicycle – the only one in the world – challenges you to ride a unicycle cable across an 84 foot cable while 17 feet above ground. If your sense of balance isn’t world class, don’t worry. The Unicycle’s 250-pound counterweight drops the cycle’s center of mass to well below your feet, keeping you safely upright at all times. Ready to ride?

    • See posted signs for restrictions.
    • To accommodate all guests fairly, line may close earlier.
  • The COSI Planetarium**

    5pm – 11pm (Mezzanine)The Sky Is No Longer The Limit. For all who wonder, who question, who dream, your window to the universe is now open at COSI. The new COSI Planetarium features state-of-the-art digital technology that offers you an unsurpassed glimpse of our incredible universe. The COSI Planetarium’s new Digistar 5 projection system and 60-foot dome will transport you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy, to undersea volcanoes and distant lands, and even into the human body. Visit for details, tickets, and show times.

    ** This activity is an additional cost**

  • Mr. Game Room

    5pm – 11pm (Gallery 3, Level 2)Laser tag, giant hamster balls, inflatables and more! A great place to come burn off some of that energy. Mr. Game Room shows he can bring the inside too.

  • Rollercoster Simulator**

    5pm – 11pm (Level 1, across from OCEAN)Experience Cosmic Coaster, a wild journey through mind-bending canyons, into hidden ravines, and across uncharted expanses, on COSI’s motion simulator!

    ** This activity is an additional cost**

  • Mr. Game Room

    5pm – 11pm (Outside)Video games and flat-screens? He’s got ‘em. Don’t miss Mr. Game Room’s 3 massive (Heated!) trucks packed full with the hottest games and systems.

  • Radio Cityradio city first night columbus cosi

    11pm (Finale Stage, Outside)Check out Radio City as they bring down the house leading up to the Fire Work display and the New Year.

    Radio City is a 4 piece Pop, Rock, and Dance band working in the Columbus, Ohio area. Their music covers classic rock jams from AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Journey, Poison, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Kiss to today’s party pop hits from No Doubt, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars and many more. Their Goal, to produce a high quality show with musical talent, playing hits that will want to keep you dancing and bouncing your head all night long.

  • Little Kidspace “Story Time”

    6:30 PM (Level 2, Little Kidspace)Read a story with a member from the COSI Team! This activity is especially for our youngest guests (birth through first grade)

  • Little Kidspace “Animal Show”

    8:00 PM (Level 2, Little Kidspace)Come and meet COSI’s animal friends! This activity is especially for our youngest guests (birth through first grade)

  • Lego Travel Adventure

    5PM-11:45PM (Level 1)Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In LEGO® Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for the ride!

    Choose an amazing destination, and build the perfect means of transportation!

    -Build amazing LEGO® brick vehicles

    -Discover travel inventions of the past

    -Jump into the cockpit of a giant LEGO® vehicle

    -See huge models built by professional LEGO® builders

  • Fireworks

    5pm – 11pm (Outside)Ring in the New Year as spectacular fireworks light up Downtown’s sky! The perfect ending to an awesome year.

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I received tickets for my family and I to attend this event. No other compensation was received and as always my opinion is 100% my own.

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