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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-2674
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Ranked #13 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science 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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to go. Went here with my 3 kids ages 8-11 and didn't have enough time to see the whole place. My kids were amazed at all of the wonderful exhibits. Give yourself all day to see eveyhting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My 73 year old Mom, and two nieces(15 & 17) and I went to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit, loved it, it was very well organized and beautifully presented. The COSI itself was a great, interactive center. We were able to see a presentation(very well done by Ryan) on how fireworks get their color and propulsion, and also a static electricity... More

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Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is great if you and /or your kids love to learn (read)...there are many hands-on standard science exhibits...special exhibits are great depending on your interest...I visited in the past for the Titanic exhibit (which was fabulous) this time we went to see Sherlock Holmes...the exhibit was interesting but a bit confusing to manuver through... it is definately for... More

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Cranberry
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My 9 year old and I spent the entire day here. We loved every part of it. The exhibits are fun and hands on. We paid extra for the Adventure and Sherlock Holmes. We loved both. Adventure is geared more for kids and Sherlock more for adults but we both enjoyed both. This was our first trip to Columbus and... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

As a family of 5 (kids ages 13, 11, and 6), we have different interests. The 13 and 11 year-olds went with their dad to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit. The 13 year-old loved it as did the adult, but the 11 year-old may have enjoyed the other parts of the museum instead. The 6 year-old went to other parts of... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place was an absolute ZOO. We don't have children, and we were glad of this today. There were kids EVERYWHERE. You couldn't pay me to go back there if it wasn't for a child. It's great for kids if you can push through the hordes of other kids hogging the exhibits. Wait times for everything are ridiculously long and... More

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Medina, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Cosi is perfect for kids. So many interactive things to look at and do. the gift shop is very nice also. We saw the extreme screen movie as well' it was well worth the additional cost.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent Fun and Educational place for the Family. We enjoyed the hands on activities they offered and stayed there 6 hours and did not finish everything. Highly Recommend!

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A ton to see, do and learn for every age. My 2 year old, energetic son loves it here. They have a kid zone for little ones, but almost every exhibit is any age friendly. The Ocean exhibit was our family's favorite. The cafeteria staff is very friendly, but the food is average and overpriced.

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Deerfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Took family. Fairly good time. Just need dodge kid groups who are there on field trips and get under your feet and struggle with taking turns. My kids did pretty good at forcing themselves in. Enjoy science. I think COSI may be looking for more volunteers.

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