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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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Something for every age

COSI is a great museum because it has something for every age. My 2 and 4 year olds love the museum, especially the young kids play area. The museum has lots of hands on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My family of four had a decent time at COSI. I'm not sure it would be worth the two-hour drive for a return trip anywhere in the near future. We waited in a line for over 30 minutes just to buy admission tickets. General admission doesn't include any of their special movies/presentations/activities. You can add a "do it all" upgrade,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

COSI is a great museum because it has something for every age. My 2 and 4 year olds love the museum, especially the young kids play area. The museum has lots of hands on experiences, room to roam and explore, and plenty of experiences our kids will grow into. We also love COSI because it is a member of the... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We did a mini road trip from Wisconsin based on reciprocity from the Milwaukee Zoo and Milwaukee Public Museum. COSI has a lot of interesting exhibits, but we would have been disappointed if we had paid more to visit. A lot of displays needed repair, and focus was on all of the add on attractions. We were more impressed with... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Spend several hours getting lost in the fun science stuff! This is an interactive place where you get to experience what they are teaching you. No - I a not a science nerd. In fact, science and I rarely got a long in school. I am, however, a fan of making scientific concepts fun and easy to understand. This place... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was our last stop on a family vacation. Supposed to be the 'cherry on top' kind of visit. And it was good, but for the $77 we spent for 1 adult and 2 kids to get in, along with a movie and the Adventure option (never mind the gift shop), it could've been better. What we loved: The Space... More 

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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We are members so we go quite often. There are separate sections for 0-6yrs and older kids as well. Great family place. They also offer COSI after dark 21 and over. If you are visiting it can get pricey. A few tips to save: only going to be there for 4 hours or less? Park at a meter. Meter parking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went with three young sons. Water tables and Gadget cafe were the highlights. Boys loved doing experiments and playing in the water. They also echoed the art area in kids pace. Chemistry show was also great. Other exhibits were disappointing. Not as much hands on as I remember as a kid in Toledo. We went on BOGOR coupon so 1... More 

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Mount Gilead, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

COSI is always a hit with my boys. At ages 5 and almost 3, there's something at each exhibit for each of them to explore. Cafeteria food is a bit pricey after paying for admission, so if you can, pack your lunches and snacks. Take on some exhibits them give yourself a break and let the kiddos roam free in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Young and old alike can enjoy this hands on learning center. There is so much to see and do you might have trouble fitting it all into one day! The atomic cafe has great quality fresh food too!

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Galion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

COSI is a wonderful place to take your kids or grandkids. The interactive exhibits reallygrab their attention and make learning about science fun. Lots of interesting facts and information for us older kids too.

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Address: Address: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-228-2674
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus

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