ACTIVITIES AT VETERANS MEMORIAL
Columbia Gas Creation Station
5 PM – 11 PM
Creation stations allow kids of all ages to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
Fitness Fun Zone
5 PM – 11 PM
Hula hoop, jump rope, and bowl your way through the Fitness Fun Zone courtesy of Children’s Hunger Alliance. Then make your way to Games2U where you can roll around in a giant hamster ball, get lost in their laser tag maze or visit the Mobile Video Game Theater where you can play the coolest Xbox games around and dance the night away with Just Dance, Michael Jackson Experience.
5 PM – 11 PM
Jump and stomp on our GIANT bubble wrap to high energy tunes courtesy of College Hunks Hauling Junk.
5 PM – 11 PM
Visit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and enjoy its interactive display providing kids with information about healthy lifestyles.
Passport to FUN!
Travel from place to place within Veterans Memorial and COSI and get your First Night passport stamped. Collect 5 stamps and you could win a Columbus prize package.
ACTIVITIES AT COSI
First Night’s Got Talent
7 PM – 10 PM
First Night’s Got Talent presented by Nationwide Insurance is working with Ohio Idol once again to bring you the best of Ohio’s up-and-coming talent. Watch the contestants as they compete for the chance to win $500 and a spot in Ohio Idol’s TOP 50!
($6 for members; $8 non-members with a First Night button)
Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & The Brain includes more than 200 authentic human specimens—including entire bodies, individual organs, and transparent body slices—preserved through Plastination, a revolutionary specimen preservation process. This all-new presentation highlights neuroscience, brain development and performance.
LEGO Castle Adventure exhibit
Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build and play in LEGO Castle Adventure! In this exhibit, kids and their families are transported to a LEGO kingdom where they can become master castle builders.
In LEGO Castle Adventure, visitors can build brick castles, learn about real-world castles and their building secrets, and plan their ideal castle’s defenses.
Younger visitors can dress up in costume, joust on “horseback” and explore the castle grounds. Older kids can build a virtual catapult-proof wall, and then test it with our giant LEGO catapult. And visitors of all ages will enjoy seeing giant LEGO brick models, including a mother dragon and baby!
High Wire Unicycle
5–7 PM and 9–11 PM
It’s all about balance. COSI’s High Wire Unicycle—the only one in the world—challenges you to ride a unicycle across an 84-foot cable while 17 feet above the 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? You’ll need closed-toe shoes (sorry, no sandals, high heels, or Crocs), weigh under 250 pounds, and have at least a 25-inch inseam.
(For infants through kindergarten)
Your young child can safely climb, slide, build, splash, imagine, and pretend in COSI’s little kidspace®. Designed and staffed by early education experts for children from birth through kindergarten, little kidspace promotes learning in a colorful and engaging atmosphere for little hands and growing minds. Once you experience little kidspace, you’ll be hard-pressed to convince your smallest scientists it’s time to go home.
(For first graders through age eleven)
The Big KidLab is designed for the older children within your group to enjoy while your younger children are busy in little kidspace®. Big KidLab offers cool, engaging activities that are appropriate for their developmental levels in a safe, monitored atmosphere. Older children in first grade through age eleven who are accompanying little kidspace guests may use Big KidLab, but are not permitted in little kidspace.
Rock on Ice
5 PM – 11 PM (Outside)
Watch as the team creates ice magic! From fire encased in ice to fire breathing dragons, it’s cutting edge entertainment.
First Night in Film
5 PM – 11 PM (Theater)
The Columbus Film Council presents Saturday Morning Cartoons from Around the World. Click here for film titles and descriptions
Connect a Million Minds
Families are invited to test their problem-solving skills at the Connect A Million Minds table. Build a creation from Zoobs, try your hand at being a Time Warner Cable tech, or parents can “take the pledge” – all for cool prizes.
Innovation and Education Zone
The Innovation and Education Zone includes a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Display of central Ohio programs and projects. It features an array of award winning inventions developed by central Ohio students for Invention Convention and an interactive display of exotic reptiles brought to you by The PT Reptile Man.