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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-2674
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Ranked #13 of 76 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: Known as "COSI," this enormously popular attraction offers all sorts of hands-on exhibits, from conducting your own water experiments to creating a... more » Owner description: 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 whole family. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We have annual membership and visited 3-4 times so far. Last time my son picked up some virus from the kids area and had fever for 3 weeks. They should post some notice saying sick kids are not allowed in that area.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went here for March break. Great science center with add ons for extra interest. definitely one of the better science centers we have been to.

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I think this is one of the most under-rated science museums in the US. It is a huge place and is always filled with amazing exhibits, which it keeps refreshing. Whether you have young children or teenagers, this place is really worth a membership so that you can enjoy it year round and support the science and arts. Both my... More

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pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This place is huge. We went with our 3.5 year old and were able to spend quite awhile. There were things in every room that kept her interest. The little kid area is great. There is so much to do including a climbing wall, water tables, and tons of imaginary play stations--kitchen in a house, construction work, doctor office, eye... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Love this place, I just wish Adventure Land would be brought back. Best part of the entire place. I'm hoping to make it out there before Sherlock Holmes exhibit is gone!

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Lima, Ohio, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beware if you park in the COSI parking lot....our car window was shattered and the car ransacked. They stole more than a thousand dollars of stuff from our vehicle. After filing the report, we were given info. Sounds like this is common occurrence here.

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Youngstown, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fun for most ages. My 3 year old daughter had a great time playing in the kids area and even had some fun in the older kids science areas.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

COSI, was a fun science center to go to with kids. There was plenty to do for hours. My kids really enjoyed it!

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Sebring, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is not the Cosi I remember. Yes it is triple the size since I was a young one but overall it lacked that hands on discovery play. There are a lot of neat learning exhibits for ages 9-14 but anyone younger forget it. I imagine it might be better if we lived closer and could take advantage of the... More

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The interactive exhibits are interesting for adults AND children, and there really is something for everyone. We spent the entire day at COSI and only got to visit half of what we wanted to see - there was so much to look at! Activities/exhibits included in the entrance fee that we especially liked were: a high-wire unicycle ride across the... More

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