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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 #15 of 211 things to do 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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Loudonville, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were there with kids from 2 through 10. There is something for everyone to see and do. Kids can explore freely and learn about their world in a fun, creative way.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a good time at COSI. I have young kids and they had plenty to offer for them. Movie in the planetarium as well as an entire play center geared for 1st graders to toddlers. That part was really nice. The cafeteria was average at best, and over priced but that was expected. Also they had ame parking and... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited COSI this past weekend and really enjoyed the experiments and fun way they presented the information. I will say that the cost to get in seemed excessive. Most of the center is geared towards young children so two parents plus two children equals almost $80. There were also premium exhibits that cost more on top... More 

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for learning and exploration for children, teens and adults! They have lots of fun exhibits and lots of hands on experiences. I would highly recommend this place for everyone! The only downside is the gift shop is very expensive, especially if you have multiple children.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There is a lot to do at Cosi for all ages! We always have a ball! This year we bought a membership. (Ran a promo in January for $15 off). Kids space (for kindergarten and younger) is awesome! The kids could spend the entire day in there. I will say it needs some updating on the left half. The right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cosi is everything you expect in a kids museum. Keeps kids of all ages entertained, almost to the point you would need 2 days to see/do it all. And to make a good experience even better, our Cleveland Natural Hx Museum membership got us in for free! So it cost us $5 in parking, and lunch. No complaints here at... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

COSI has an ever changing exposure to nature and science that will leave you wanting to come back for more. This must see venue is always looking to update the attractions to keep it fresh and making you want to come back for more. With it's newly renovated planetarium, families won't get any closer to the stars than this space... More 

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Ashville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

take the boy at least 3 or 4 times a year. Always make it for the special engagements. i recommend it highly, one of the highlights of Columbus!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to take the kids. There are things to do from movies to interaction attractions and a play place for the toddlers. My only complaint would be that it is a little pricey.

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A child will absolutely love this place and it's clear that's who it was designed for. I came to the old location on E Broad st as a boy 50 years ago and my own children enjoy the new location just as much today. Technology has changed the atmosphere but the old Foucault pendulum and the Moon lander are still... More 

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