Children's Day at COSI
September 29, 2017
333 W. Broad Street
Science, food, entertainment, and prizes equaled a fun filled evening for over 1,300 children and their families at COSI! In partnership with COSI and the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, FCCS celebrated Children’s Day at COSI Friday, September 29th. Children and families under agency care were given free passes that included admission into COSI, entertainment, and refreshments thanks to Kroger and other corporate donations. The crowd was welcomed by FCCS Executive Director Chip Spinning, Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce and COSI CEO and President Dr. Frederic Bertley.
Families were able to tour COSI exhibits as they mingled with local mascots including FCCS’s Ted D. Bear, Pepe from Kroger and Brutus Buckeye. They were also entertained by the smooth sounds of Arnett Howard and science demonstrations by COSI staff. All children who attended were entered into drawings for various prizes that included bicycles donated by Bike Lady, Inc. There were many smiling faces at the event which led to the belief that a fun time was had by all! Children Services also provided resources and parenting tips for the families attending Children’s Day at COSI.
Check out photos from this year's event below.
(From left) FCCS Executive Director Chip Spinning, Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce and COSI CEO and President Dr. Frederic Bertley welcomed the crowd to Children's Day at COSI.
Columbus legend Arnett Howard leads the mascots in a parade.
Youth participate in an experiment with COSI staff.