Flower Farming, Star Parties, Learning Labs Part of COSI Science Festival

Have you ever looked at a flower field and wondered how it was so beautiful? Or gazed at stars and thought about how big the world really was around you? Or, as a parent, wondered about different science activities at our schools? If you have, you should enjoy a number of activities bringing science to life here in New Albany May 1-3, leading up to the COSI Science Festival Saturday, May 4, at the COSI campus in downtown Columbus. You can register for all these events at http://cosiscifest.org/events-2019/:

May 1

  • Flower Farming at Red Twig Farms (14401 Jug Street) from 6-8 p.m.

Interested in horticulture? Learn about flower farming while enjoying some great food and brew from North High Brewing! Red Twig staff will start with how to check your soil for planting all the way to how to harvest. Hurry, there are only 10 openings left for this event. Cost is $15 per person, which covers the cost of food and brew, too.

  • Margarita Mixes and Website Fixes at Innovate New Albany (8000 Walton Parkway) from 3-5:30 p.m.

Grab your laptop, a virgin margarita, and get focused on bringing in more traffic to your website. This is a chance to walk away with expert advice, relevant job skills to add to your resume, optimization tools, and resources your company can incorporate into their digital strategy. Registration is $5.

May 2

  • Flower Farming for Kids at Red Twig Farms (14401 Jug Street) from 4-6 p.m.

Thanks to Red Twig Farms, kids will be able to enjoy a more elementary version of flower farming (sans the food and brew). This event may already be full, but check the website in case the registration was expanded.

  • The Science of New Albany–Plain Local Schools (177 N. High Street) from 4-7 p.m.

School faculty, staff and students host an afternoon of rotational learning at the Easton E3: Energy, Engineering & Environment – Solar House & Learning Lab. Hands-on activities include the science of sports, science of machines, bioblitz, 3D printing and its use for prosthetics and the science of ecology and sustainable agriculture.


May 3

  • Star Gazing at Rocky Fork Metro Park (7180 Walnut Street) from 7-10 p.m.

Join Metro Parks and COSI at Rocky Fork Metro Park for a dog’s night out where you and your furry friend can enjoy the park as we look up to the night sky and see what’s out there! This is a rain, shine, or cloudy event for the entire family.

  • Be a Scientist with COSI at New Albany’s Columbus Metropolitan Library Branch (200 W. Main Street) from 4-5 p.m.

Join COSI at our library and step into the shoes of a scientist! Explore, build, and learn with hands-on science experiences for learners of all ages.


May 4

  • COSI’s Big Science Celebration (333 W. Broad Street, Columbus) from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This festival will be free and open to the public and is going to be so big that all ten NASA research centers from across the country are coming in to participate. More than 25,000 people are expected and New Albany’s own COSI STEMStar Aaron Westbrook, will serve as a grand marshall of COSI’s science festival parade. He will also on hand to talk about how his company, Form5 Prosthetics, uses science to create prosthetics that serve the underprivileged.

On behalf of the City of New Albany, New Albany-Plain Local Schools, COSI, and all of our local partners, we look forward to seeing you at these events!