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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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A must see while in Downtown Columbus

This is one of the better attractions in Columbus and a great place for kids to experience. Also a good place to see without kids. The food is pricey and not that great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the better attractions in Columbus and a great place for kids to experience. Also a good place to see without kids. The food is pricey and not that great. Make plans to eat elsewhere, if you have the time.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend the day with the kids, lots to do and see and across the street from the Spaghetti Warehouse.

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Woodsfield, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took my kids and grandkids here while on vacation. WOW !! is all I can say. They is so much going on for all ages. Science projects to do and learn about. Play and learning areas for the younger kids. 3D Theater, Planatarium n smaller shows going on everywhere. It is a little costly but definitely worth it. Could use... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What an excellent place to take children--and not to slight adults, there's much to learn for us as well! I remember COSI as a child with awe and wonder. I couldn't get enough of it, and could have returner multiple times, but that didn't happen. Treat your children, your grandchildren your nieces and nephews, or just friends to COSI. You... More 

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Columbus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A not to miss Columbus museum. If you are visiting and or live in Columbus and have young kids - this is where you want to go. It's so much for kids of all ages. They have a newly opened planetarium, they offer lots of movies on the HUGE Imax screen, but the best part of it is the Little... More 

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I took my kids to this place 20 years ago and it was a much better attraction back then than it is now. It is expensive and not all inclusive. We arrived early, trying to beat the crowds but that was not happening. This place was packed, it was a Monday. How many parents did I see sitting on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great science exhibits for all ages. Even on busy days, it feels like there is so much to see that you don't have to wait to interact with something. It even has a great play area for younger children.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

COSI is a very hands-on science "museum". Having grown up in Columbus, Ohio, as school kids this was an annual field-trip. It has only gotten better since the 70s (yes, there are a small number of exhibits from the early days). There are exhibits about energy (solar, fuels, electric, etc.), the ocean (my favorite), rocket-rollercoaster simulator (don't do this if... More 

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Arlington, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went to COSI with my 23 year old scientist son. We had a great time. Many hands on activities that teach scientific concepts. This center is fun for kids 2 to 102. Our only suggestion is for there to be more information throughout the center about the actual scientific properties or laws that are demonstrated, rather than general descriptions... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Well worth bringing the family. We especially loved the extra Spy exhibit. Very interactive and engaging. See full review under COSI FB page

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

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