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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 #14 of 77 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What a blast! There are so many exhibits and activities to see and do. Check out their website for special events and group activities/classes. Some may cost extra, so be aware. COSI is separated into multiple areas with designated themes. It's easy to break the visit into smaller chunks if you need. We spent about 5 hours at COSI, so... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice museum for kids. Plenty to do for a whole day. Everything was clean even though a few of the displays were not working. They have a lot of free shows to see during the day. The only real complaint I have is with the food court. The staff were very rude and didn't act like they wanted to be... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We loved the Sherlock Holmes exhibit and even the Titanic one they had a few years back! This is the best science museum, hands down! It's great for all ages and is easy to find! The one downfall that makes me a bit weary is the cleanliness. It seems to be lacking in that department. 5 star though!!

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went for the Sherlock Exhibit, which was interesting. The rest of the museum needs work. When you come in looks state of the art, but the deeper you go the more things go wrong. The submarine is disgusting...filthy is being kind. There are parts in many exhibits that are either not turned on or broken. We made the drive... More

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Ironton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We have a membership to another Musuem this was one that was free with our membership. I think parking was $5. Look at what free actives they have than plan around it. Wasn't worth the extra for the other programs if your on a time schedule.

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Calgary
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very accessible, interesting, educational! We would return. Large convenient Parkin lot. We liked all the exhibits. Very good theatre.

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I went to COSI because everyone told me how wonderful it is. It is a very nice museum but it is geared much more to families and kids than to adults traveling alone. I enjoyed it but probably could have found something else to do that I would have liked more.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The facility is absolutely massive and filled with interesting exhibits, of particular interest to me being that WOSU is housed in the building and "fishbowled" to show the inner workings of TV and radio broadcast. The traveling Sherlock Holmes exhibit was also fun for adults, but would be great for kids and teenagers. I would venture to say that this... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Cons: The wait for Admission is way too long - needs serious improvement!! The additional cost for extra attractions, movies, etc. is just plain ridiculous. Plus, cost for parking! Pro: Great interactive activities and very educational. There are areas of interest for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

There is so much to do, and for the value it is on beatable You could spend all day going through croci and still find things you haven't seen by the end of the day. Great place to have family outings and other events.

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