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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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Dover, Delaware
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It had been a few years since we had visited COSI as we no longer live in the area, but we wanted to visit one of our old favorites once again. The museum has several different exhibits, but not as much to see as you would expect by the size of the building (it seems that several fixtures within permanent... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My daughter is a science lover and picked COSI for her birthday trip. This isn't our first trip here and the exhibits are pretty much the same as they were a few years ago. The 'Life' exhibit was the favorite for our family. In this exhibit, they have a fun exercise to test your heart rate. The 'Sherlock Holmes' exhibit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Took my 12 year old daughter. We had a great time. Lots of inactive exhibits. The panda movie was great. So was the Sherlock Holmes exhibit,

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Russell, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

great place to take your family if you are in the Columbus area. So many hands on projects for the children to do. I loved the Sherlock Holmes exhibition.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It reminded me of the things I saw in San Francisco as a kid. I think younger kids would enjoy it more than adults but hey what do I know!.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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