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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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COSI

Wonderful place to visit for any age. Lots of interactive hands on activities. Staff very welcoming and accomidating. Fun place for all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
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Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit for any age. Lots of interactive hands on activities. Staff very welcoming and accomidating. Fun place for all.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic place to spend a day with little folk, medium folk, or just folk. Most of the sciences are covered, and there are several temporary type things that change. Hands on and action oriented, and there is very good signage explaining things.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Hands-on, fun, entertaining, educational...for all ages. We really enjoyed everything COSI had to offer. Watched a show, went through the museum and finished the day with dinner at the Speghetti Warehouse next door. Loved it!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Absurd this museum isn't the #1 attraction in Columbus. Fun, interesting exhibits for kids and adults alike. New planetarium, great 3D nature films, and top-notch exhibits. Recent spy exhibit had great interactive and informative game section, and then historical piece on WWII spy and counter-intelligence section, including a model of Gary Powers spy plane and a REAL Soviet SAM missile.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Just okay. My kids definitely enjoyed it, but definitely not a good bang-for-your-buck experience. Regular ticket does not include any of the more interesting things! You have to add them on all separately. We spent more money here for half a day than we would on a year membership to other museums. I would choose to go elsewhere next time.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We spent a ton of time in the 'Little Kidspace', our 8 month old baby loooved it! There was tons to climb on, loads of toys to play with, and she loved the water area as well. I wish we lived closeby so we could come back often. All the kids seemed to love this area, it's huge so lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loved it! But probably won't be back. We came all the way from Ripley, WV. It's one of those places you go one time and see everything and once you've seen it you've seen it. Also watched Tiny Giants in 3D. We was there for about 5 hours. It was cool to see everything.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Me and my family had a fun time at COSI. I was really surprised that they changed some of the exhibits in order to add something new. My youngest son liked the Gadgets exhibit the best because of the ball machine. My oldest son and I did saw the Humpback Whales IMAX film. It was a nice film to see... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We brought our 2-year-old grandson to COSI and he had an awesome time! There's so much to do, we could have spent the whole day there. Our grandson loved the play area but was also fascinated by the various interactive exhibits. We enjoyed ourselves so much we ended up buy a family pass for a year.

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Washington, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The best part was the "included" shows when you first walk in. So much was an "add on" when you get there. Turned off by that. It was ok on some things, but very little to do overall. We planned on all day, we barely got 3 hours. I would not miss it if you have nothing else to do... More 

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