A Trip to COG

From practicing your knot tying on the sailboat railings to investigating snake skin under the microscope, it is our goal for you to spend some time in awe and wonder! May you come to explore this place and leave inspired to investigate the many facets of the world around you!

  • Affordable Fun For the Whole Family

    Just $7 each person/day or purchase a family membership to last the whole year starting at $30/year (see membership options)

  • Hands-On Experience

    Build. Hold. Puzzle. Make. Innovate. Feel. Play!

  • Variety of Interests

    Different Exhibit areas and levels of interaction gives everyone something to discover.

  • growing minds

    Help COGNiTiON take root your minds and in this community! By visiting us you join the adventure of our vision to fill a bigger building with inspiring exhibits that reflect the unique interests and inspirations of Northern Michigan


Live! Natural Science

Gears, Circuits and Power (oh my!)

Young Explorers- Set Sail

Maker Space

Computer Lab

Other Fun Stuff!

Kimberlee Wenkel

President and Co-founder

Laura Stanwick

Vice President, Sectary, and Co-founder

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