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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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Address: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-228-2674
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Description: Known as "COSI," this enormously popular attraction offers all sorts of...
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.
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Lots to do!

I would have given this place 5 stars. There was so much to do and see in the very very big space. not the most friendly place I've ever been to. The only elevator was extremely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would have given this place 5 stars. There was so much to do and see in the very very big space. not the most friendly place I've ever been to. The only elevator was extremely slow and small we waited at least 15 minutes to get up to the top floor. my only other complaint was there were no... More 

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Columbus
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoy this exhibit. It is worth the extra money. The first level is easiest and can be done with kids. There are additional languages hidden within if you have lots of time to solve them. Based on our experience it is well worth it but it may take multiple visits. An excellent use of reasoning skills

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was ok it had not gotten clleen but over all it was nice no more space thing but it has been moved to the hall way and they got rid of a lot of things I was able to get it all done. In about 3. Hours so that was nice love the progress street it is a old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

First of all, I will say that I grew up going to COSI when it was in its old location downtown. And, I have always felt it's not like it used to be in the good 'ole days. That being said, I think it definitely surpasses many of the other children's museums around. There are a lot of different areas... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to do and the kids will want to come back again but the single day price is kind of expensive and you have to pay to park.

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Cincinnati
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104 reviews 104 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is the second time I've had the opportunity to experience the overnight camp at COSI with our cub scout troop. This most recent visit seemed less worth the trip than the previous visit. Many of the exhibits were "out of order" or not working properly (remote control robots, some exhibits in the energy wing, the water play area, etc.).... More 

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Cincinnati
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Myself and my daughter have enjoyed the COSI Camp In for 7 years, this year, our 8th year, we gave back and volunteered for a whole new experience. This is an awesome place to explore and I would recommend to anyone. Check out their webpage for on the information on the CAMP IN dates and times.

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Westerville, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We hadn't been in many years. Great for kids about 7- 14 yr old. Hands on but thought some exhibits could of gone into some more depth to increase a child's learning experiences. Could do more shows showing science related things in the Founders Atrium area rather than just the limited things they are using this area for. Could add... More 

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Sunman, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Top Secret exhibit was so crowded that it was hard to do most activities. We were in the exhibit 2 hours and spent most of the time waiting. There were way too many people admitted at the same time. Other than that, the visit was great

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Westerville, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

David Chesborough (President) has done a great job updating and re-inventing the COSI brand. Interesting, ever-changing exhibits.

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