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WORTH THE DRIVE: COSI is celebrating science with one of the largest science events in Ohio history 

One of the largest science events in Ohio history is about to take place – and it’s free. 

The three-day COSI Science Festival will be held throughout central Ohio May 1-3 capped by a day-long Big Science Celebration May 4 outside COSI on the Scioto Peninsula. 

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“Hosting events throughout Central Ohio communities where people live, learn, and lounge, and allows us to meet people where they are and then engage, inspire and transform them through amazing science experiences right in their own backyards – this makes the experience relevant and accessible,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, President and CEO of COSI, in a release.

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The festival, for all ages and interests, will be held at central Ohio businesses, community center, libraries and schools. The event is a partnership between COSI, Battelle, NASA and Central Ohio Stem leaders. 

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Battelle will be an exhibitor at the Big Science Celebration and the public can meet its scientists and engage in interactive activities. NASA will also have representatives on hand with activities. 

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“NASA will be an incredible addition to the COSI Science Festival,” said Dr. Bertley. “This is a fantastic partnership between the world’s leading space exploration organization and our premier science center to engage and inspire COSI Science Festival participants.” 

COSI is located at 333 W. Broad St. in Columbus. For a full listing of the COSI Science Festival community events visit cosiscifest.org.

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