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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 #11 of 59 Attractions 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I've been going to COSI since I was a kid and I'm now taking my kids.... They all love it ages 3-15...there's something for everyone...although a little pricey, for a large family it can be costly and it's unfortunate that some families with a limited income may not be able to take their children but aside from that we always... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I'm a physics PhD academic that took my wife here while visiting, and we both fell in love with the place. It's great for kids (young and old). Personally, I hate science museums (something I write off as a character flaw), but this was a great way to pass a few hours. Again, this was a couple of adults. Bonus... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

From toddlers to adults, this is a great visit. The space is divided into themes, and traveling exhibits keep every visit fresh, along with IMAX shows. My boys love Oceans, and its well-designed space, really like entering a different place. Surprisingly (to me), they also insist on visiting the history/back in time exhibit. The "run your own" ice cream parlor... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

COSI is a wonderful place to destination for families with children of around 3 and older. The interactive, hands-on exhibits pull the children (and adults) into learning without them even realizing it. When going, if you want to have any chance of exploring most of the exhibits plan on being their a full day.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Liked: The exhibits are excellent and offer a wide range of enjoyment for toddlers and on up. Great place to see IMAX 3D educational movies. On the edge of downtown and within walking distance of the Columbus Commons and Bicentennial Park (River walk). Disliked: Hardly any reason to join as the exhibits don't change very often.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The kids and adults will love this place. many attractions for the whole family. I enjoy the fact that they bring in new exhibits and also keep the main one here for all to enjoy

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

COSI is a good way to spend a day for individuals and families. With the addition of a new planitarium its a hit. Kids can take in a holiday themed star show or adults can just gaze at the stars. Other activities are sure to please everyone. Interesting facts and hands on exhibits related to science or the the science... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This is an awesome place for families to learn together. It is perfect in the winter for smaller kids. They have a seperate play area in which the can use their muscles and play with water tables. They also have classes that you can pay for and enroll kids in. Food prices like most places like this are a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Loved it will definitely be back for more. The 3d movie was riveting I would definitely suggest this to anyone going to Cosi

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Located on E Broad St. just outside Columbus. Many interactive and interesting displays plus live demonstrations. It has a child's play area and a food court . Outside displays and plenty of onsite parking. A lot to see and it is almost impossible to see everything in one day. Very interesting for both adults and children.

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