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COSI Science Festival logoOhio's 529 Plan is proud to be a part of COSI Big Science Celebration and encourages Ohio residents to take advantage of all the fun events at the largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) event in the state. Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, is pleased to work with COSI (Center of Science and Industry) to support their Science Festival, which runs from Wednesday, May 1 to Saturday, May 4, all around central Ohio, as well as the center and its surrounding grounds at 333 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

These four days of hands-on science make this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) event one of the largest in Ohio. 

During May 1-4, your family can explore many ways that we use science in our everyday lives at events all around the central Ohio community. Most of the events have been divided into categories such as Be A Scientist, Adult Science Series, Bioblitz Citizens Science Series, Arts Events, and Science Block Party. For instance, your family can enjoy outings like being out in nature at Bioblitz with Columbus Parks and Rec; building a rocket with the Whitehall fire chief, learning the science behind making bagels and the perfect cup of coffee; discovering more about esports, explore how to make paper or prints, and work with metal at a forge; code robots for a race; and learn about firefighting history just to name a few. And for adults only, COSI After Dark is hosting the Empire Strikes Bash! From 7-10 p.m. Thursday, May 2.   COSI Big Science Celebration

From 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, COSI will host the Big Science Celebration on the Scioto Peninsula in downtown Columbus. Over one hundred exhibitors will be there from STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) professionals, researchers, many different departments from The Ohio State University, state agencies like the Ohio Department of Higher Education, Ohio’s 529 Plan, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and many more other local businesses and organizations. There will be fun, hands-on (and sometimes messy) activities for your family to explore.

We hope to see you there! 

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