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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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okay but expensive

It has a lot for the children but very little for the adults. It was much better in its original location east on Broad St. It is costly for a family but you may feel different... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Terrible. very disappointing. This was the first time for me and my 2 boys (ages 3&5). They were so bored. The kids space is pretty much for 2 yr olds. A lot of the exhibits all cost more $$. And the workers even said these exhibits are for kids 8+. We went through the whole place in 2 hours. Not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It has a lot for the children but very little for the adults. It was much better in its original location east on Broad St. It is costly for a family but you may feel different. If you choose to go be sure and see the planetarium.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my daughter who is getting too old as this is her 4th time but wanted to visit the planetarium. It cost a family of 3 general admission and add the planetarium $72 and many exhibits were out of order or simply broken. That is very disheartening. She asked about two other exhibits but that would have cost another... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit if in town. With or without kids this is a a fantastic place to go see and learn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of interactive stuff. younger kids get to do hands on experiments. good way to kill 3-4 hrs. There is even a baby/toddler room so those kids can play while others explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I learned so much at the planetarium. What I found so special, was the break down of information, which allowed me to build a framework for future learning. The rest of COSI was great too!! We debated wireless electricity. I won a race which tested our reaction time. I instructed her to build a tower, using labeled buttons. The only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to COSI on third weekend of march. This is very good for kids. Lot of activities mainly for kids. Learning through fun. Will be a good place if you are planning to take your kids for an outing. But if you are going as couples, you may feel bored as most of the activities are kids. But it... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have been here about many times from 1970-1983. My father helped to design the Pendulum floor when he worked for an Architecture firm. In 1973, I took a children's science class for a few months. I think its a great place to visit for all ages. I loved the mini-village called "Yesteryear".It's interesting when they have "Village workers" in... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here on a Friday afternoon. This is designed for kids, but adults can have fun too! We went to the planetarium and saw a 45 minute show. Perfect length of time for most of the kids in the audience. And it's very entertaining for adults. There are a lot of hands-on attractions including a water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I grew up in the Boston area, so used to go to the Boston Museum of Science often which is one of the best in the US - but COSI in my opinion is right up there with it. They have also just reopened their gorgeous new Planetarium and it is amazing. Just moved from Salt Lake City, and COSI... More 

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