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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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Just plain WOW!

This was a somewhat unplanned event and was highly recommended by a Columbus Zoo volunteer... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pierre L
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So much fun

Let's face it: there isn't much to do in Columbus Ohio... You are probably visiting family or maybe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Known as "COSI," this enormously popular attraction offers all sorts of hands-on exhibits, from conducting your own water experiments to creating a newscast to watching yourself age. Three movie theaters provide enough entertainment variety for the...more
333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215-2738
+1 614-228-2674
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a somewhat unplanned event and was highly recommended by a Columbus Zoo volunteer. Extremely happy that I listen to her recommendation. With 2 teenagers and one soon to be, COSI was exactly the place to keep them entertained while having fun learning stuff....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's face it: there isn't much to do in Columbus Ohio... You are probably visiting family or maybe on a work trip or perhaps new to the area (run while you can if you have to live here). I lived there for 27 year and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most dynamic museums I have visited! did not get bored any moment. Ideal museum for kids and adults

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an all-in hands-on for all ages. Adults make the mistake of thinking it is just for kids. NO WAY. Get a membership so that you can see all the traveling exhibits before the general public and so that you can come back often....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hullmare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this museum with free admission. I would say it is a good place for families, especially for small kids. For people living in Ohio, it can be a good place to touch something in science. However, compared to those similar museums in big...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cosi is for educational fun for children and adults. At the same time, you can have your own private parties there. Rain or shine Cosi is a great place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Swayzene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

seen through the eyes of our grandchildren as much as through our own eyes, this is a great urban museum and a super place to go on a snowy day

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dfutransky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can only see one of the museums here don't miss this one! Fabulous displays and fascinating information on science! Our children LOVED it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debra R
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful time! We stayed from open till close and wanted to stay longer. There were a few broken parts that I wish, for the price, was fixed. It’s expensive, but I felt was worth it. Riding the unicycle was a blast, my six year...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tinac468
Reviewed 4 February 2019

I went to COSI, as I realized that it participated the program of Museums on Us by Band of America. (One free general admission during first full weekend of every month, if holding a credit card from BOA) So, actually I didn't pay any admission...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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4 February 2019|
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Response from kidsnmom | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hrs can be barely enough just to scan thru....at least 4-5 hrs to go thru things in depth. ..lines can be long.
Nicte V
9 February 2018|
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Response from travelingenigma | Reviewed this property |
it's great even as adults! they even once a month do a 21 a d up only night and that is the best because no kids are allowed, but if you can't time your visit with that you will still enjoy and learn from your visit at a... More
10 October 2017|
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Response from Q6502WErebeccac | Reviewed this property |
They have a large parking lot, in a very urban and congested area.... I am not 100% sure but maybe where they park buses for school trips. Call the center, as it would require permission I would assume.