"Four scores and seven years ago." "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." At the president's display, COSI visitors click on any of the presidents. The president will then light up and a little information about them will be given. You might learn that Millard Fillmore was our 13th president. You might be intrigued how Martin Van Buren, our 18th president, said, “All communities are apt to look to government for too much.” You might learn that President Taft was the only president who would one day serve as Chief Justice. You might wonder about Jimmy Carter and how his administration was troubled by persistent inflation and an unsuccessful attempt to free American hostages from Iran. The current president (now Bill Clinton) is in the middle. You can also press a button that will ask the question, "Who will be the next president?" I suppose we'll have to wait and see.

Lincoln was the president whose button was pressed the most. Franklin Pierce came in last place.

A decade after COSI closed, Corey Aumiller got hold of a few of the presidents and made this amazing video and display.

Credit: Upp Family, COSI's last day Credit: Douglas Reedy Credit: Picture comes from an old COSI postcard Credit: Jennie Keplar

Planetarium/Old Computer Side of 2nd Floor

Go toward the economics and other displays.

Walk Angler Ted's Pier/exploration ship (and toward elevator).

Go to Water Wonders.

Street of Yesteryear/Cracker Jack Side of 2nd Floor

Look at the holograms.

Walk to the Street of Yesteryear.

Go to the Cracker Jack Collection.


Go to the steps.