Geckos seem to be popping up everywhere as comical, mystical creatures that everyone loves. Did you know there there are more than 1,100 species of Geckos worldwide with new ones discovered yearly? Besides the friendly Geico Gecko (anthropomorphic Day Gecko) many of us have never really seen a gecko up close. . .until now! The exhibit “Geckos: Tails to Toepads” opens January 15 and runs through May 8, 2011 at COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus, Ohio.
The Geckos: Tails to Toepads exhibit is FREE with paid admission to COSI. This exhibit will show you what it is like to be a gecko. Come face-to-face with those adorable bulging eyes, sticky toepads, and squawking voices of 14 different species of geckos on exhibit, including the Giant Day Geckos that you see on Geico commercials.
Did you know that Geckos don’t blink their eyes? You will learn all sorts of fun facts that you may not already know about Geckos at Geckos: Tails to Toepads at COSI.
Is Geckos Exhibit at COSI worth it?
If you are looking for a hands-on adventure that is fun while educational, this exhibit is for you. You’ll have many opportunities to engage in learning about Geckos including experiencing gecko night vision, building a custom gecko, spotting camouflaged geckos, and more. This traveling exhibit mimics the environment that each of the 14 species of geckos on display lives in. They control the lighting, humidity, temperature, and water quality that each gecko is accustomed to.
You’ll notice the difference in both each gecko’s appearance and the environment they live in compared to each other. You will learn about the biology of geckos, natural history of geckos, geckos role in human cultures, importance of geckos to ecosystems, and how geckos relate to bio-technology.
Is COSI good for kids?
I remember going to COSI as a child through my teen years with my family and through school field trips. There was always something new to see and explore. I loved it. Now that I live further north, in Akron, Ohio, I sort of forgot about COSI. I’m so glad to be re-introduced to COSI as it is a fabulous place for fun and learning for kids of all ages. We are taking a trip down to COSI in 2 weeks, my kids cannot wait! From the center of Akron, Ohio, COSI is just 2 hours and 9 minutes, not bad for a fabulous day out with the family. Since kids have Martin Luther King Jr day off and that is the opening weekend for the Geckos exhibit, we plan to take a day trip to Columbus. I know my kids will love it, from memories of what I remember and because my kids, especially my 5 year old son who is in Kindergarten since he loves science!
Parents Magazine agrees that COSI is worth it as they have named COSI the #1 Science Center in the USA! COSI has 110,000 square feet of space with more than 300 exhibits that are hands-on fun for all ages. This is a massive indoor playground where you can explore, create, discover, and learn to your heart’s content. Don’t forget to take in some shows too during your visit, there are about 6 per day to choose from. Arrive early as you’ll want to spend the whole day here!
Visit COSI and the new Geckos: Tails to Toepads exhibit at COSI
More than 100,000 people have already been to the Geckos: Tails to Toepads exhibit, what are you waiting for? The Geckos: Tails to Toepads exhibit is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and produced by Peeling Productions.
Geckos: Tails to Toepads exhibit runs January 15, 2011 – May 8,2011. This exhibit is FREE with admission to COSI.
COSI Exhibits and Live Shows
Adult (13-59) $14.25
Senior (60+) $13.25
Youth (2-12) $9.25
24 months & younger: FREE
COSI + Extreme Screen
Adult (13-59) $20.25
Senior (60+) $19.25
Youth (2-12) $15.25
COSI Member $5.50
Wednesday – Saturday 10am 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
COSI will be open on Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Monday, Feb. 21 for President’s Day.
W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to COSI who supplied the tickets for review and giveaway.