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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

Address: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-228-2674
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Ranked #12 of 53 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Known as "COSI," this enormously popular attraction offers all sorts of hands-on exhibits, from...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Science Museums, 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 newscast to watching yourself age. Three movie theaters provide enough entertainment variety for the whole family.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We have been members of this museum for ten years! My son was 8 when we first joined, and we visited a few weeks ago. He is now 18! Always a good time.we now enjoy the special exhibits, csi, Sherlock holmes, titanic. When we visit, we always plan for a movie too. The water exhibit, and balancing the balls on... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to take our kids here after my husband and I both were talking about our great childhood memories there. It truly takes mor than one day to do it all. Our kids loved it! Parking was easy, admission counter was easy. We had children ages 14, 10, & 3. I loved the fact that they have hand sanitizer... More 

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ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
84 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

They $5 you to death. We took our two grandsons here as we were in Columbus in January and needed something indoors to do. There are a couple of nice, permanent exhibits: Oceans and Ecology and Gadgets. But most everything else you pay extra for. We paid to go into Adventure which is an Indiana Jones style thing. The kids... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

COSI has a lot of neat activities. The kids have fun. We bought the Supporting Family package because we are such a large family. You have to pay $4 to park, $4-5 each for an imax show, and the same for either of the new areas like the planetarium. I don't think it is worth the almost $300 we spent.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

COSI was part of a weekend family trip where each one of our three kids had a great time. There wasn't an experiment that the kids didn't like!! So much to learn at a very reasonable price.

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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went after Christmas for our visit. This is very over priced. We paid extra for the Planetarium. I was not impressed seemed low tech. There was several cool things that allowed hands on for the kids. But there was several stations that were not working but we're not marked "out of service". For the cost I felt there should... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

COSI is a great place to take children of all ages to experience the many exhibits that are constantly changing.

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Blue Ash, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited as senior citizens with adult children. It was interesting, but crowded. It was something open on New Years Day.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We attended the grand opening of the COSI Planetarium. Although we expected to see planets, comets, meteorites, and the like, the show was an experience about fractals. Fractals are any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to a given larger or smaller part when magnified or reduced to the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If your looking for a place to go in Columbus, this is a fantastic place to visit. Young and old, with children or childless alike. Just go folks. You'll enjoy it immensely.

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