COSI will close ‘Adventure’ exhibit to make room for natural history galleries

A photo from the announcement of the new exhibits at COSI. CREDIT: Robb McCormick Photography/COSI
A photo from the announcement of the new exhibits at COSI. CREDIT: Robb McCormick Photography/COSI

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Dinosaurs are coming to Columbus in a newly-announced partnership between COSI and the American Museum of Natural History.

Jaclyn Reynolds, director of communications at COSI (Center of Science and Industry), said the center is constructing two new exhibits: the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery and the American Museum of Natural History Exhibition Gallery.

The new galleries will occupy 22,000 square feet on COSI’s first floor, which currently houses the WOSU@COSI studios, the Columbus Historical Society, and the Adventure into the Valley of the Unknown exhibition.

The Adventure exhibit (CREDIT: COSI)
The Adventure exhibit (CREDIT: COSI)

Reynolds said WOSU@COSI and the Columbus Historical Society are relocating, but Adventure is closing permanently on January 1, 2017.

COSI said in a press release that the Dinosaur Gallery will include installations of the American Museum of Natural History’s dinosaur exhibits, including interactive experiences and loaned specimens. The Exhibition Gallery will host premier rotating AMNH curated special exhibitions.

COSI says the Dinosaur Gallery will open in late fall 2017, with the first featured special exhibition to open in February 2018.

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