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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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Adventure exhibit was fantastic!

I was blown away by the "Adventure" exhibit at COSI. Incredible attention to detail and really fun challenges. We were a group of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and a child and we all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There were not a lot of exhibits of real interest to my wife and friend. The Planetarium was the highlight and the program based on the current star patterns was excellent. All the major attractions seemed to cost extra. The total cost for three seniors was nearly $90 and we only saw two special events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was blown away by the "Adventure" exhibit at COSI. Incredible attention to detail and really fun challenges. We were a group of 2 grandparents, 2 parents and a child and we all had a blast. It took us about an hour to complete it. If you have kids who love things like Ancient Egypt, Indiana Jones, logic puzzles etc...this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Very nice. Center is all it's advertised to be, but is pretty expensive for family of 4 if you include add-ins not covered by General admission.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

COSI is jammed full of fun and interesting exhibits. Most are interactive and educational without being stuffy. Great for a multi-generational family outing.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Surgeon General Warning: COSI will lead to extreme disappointment, possible spread of disease and immediate buyers remorse. If you're contemplating taking your spouse, loved one or someone you hate to COSI I beg you to reconsider. (For the record, don't even bring someone you hate. There are things in life worse than death and COSI is one of them). I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

this place sounds very cool. but it is way over priced and over rated. very frustrating for kids and adults. don't waist your time

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Toledo ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited a couple weekends ago. In my opinion the original COSI was much better for children's imaginations. It a nice place but not to much sets it apart from other children's science museums. We have been to Clevelands, Toledos and a few others. My son really liked the submarine. However the day we were there, there were hundreds of... More 

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Columbus, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were recently given a membership to COSI as a gift. As a life long resident of Columbus, I wish I could give COSI a better review. I have the fondest memories of the 'old' COSI, before it moved into a huge (mostly wasted space) building on the riverfront. These days, there is little hands on activities for younger kids,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Love Cosi. It is so cool and my child loves going there. Awesome seeing the excitement and learning going through his little brain. Only thing is the crowds and how rude children and or their parents can be. Wont stop us from returning though for sure.

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great place for families teenagers in couples to experience and learn everything about life around us. A lot of hands on experiments great demonstrations and interactive displays. $19 admission well worth it we are repeated sitters give it a minimum of 3 to 4 hours. They have lockers you can rent for the day $1. so you don't have to... More 

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