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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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Known as "COSI," this enormously popular attraction offers all...

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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Excellent place to learn and have family fun!

Excellent place to learn and have family fun! Well organized galleries themed by different scientific, industrial and natural categories. Very well streamlined layout. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ivan S
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place to learn and have family fun! Well organized galleries themed by different scientific, industrial and natural categories. Very well streamlined layout. Lots of live experimental stations. Excellent source of knowledge for young and not so young visitors. We had a great time.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to COSI while my husband and I were visiting our sister and brother-in-law and their 18 month old in Columbus last weekend. They're new to town and coworkers had recommended the attraction for a cold, overcast, winter day. We had a great time and each of us learned things, had fun interactive exhibits to experience, and enjoyed ourselves... More 

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galena
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to learn, explore, and burn energy. My kiddo loves this place. The movies are educational and timed perfectly. Went to just visit and after looking over the cost for a day visit versus a membership, it only made sense to purchase the membership. I did a few months ago and it has been a wonderful investment.

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3 Thank tonyalee777
Duarte, United States
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56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is lots to do for the kiddies...not be prepared to pay a lot of money. Every event addl price. The national geographic and progress area nice for adults. The other adult area was closed on a sat...so disappointed.

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1 Thank Sue B
New Jersey
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593 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,975 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family for couple of hours to entertain a seven year old. Quality time on a weekend while visiting Columbus. It is a very large complex with interesting and educational displays on several floors. I thought the entry fee was quite high, especially for families with children, but after strolling through I was impressed. Great for all... More 

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5 Thank Wenovo
Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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532 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family. 2 adults, 14 year old, and a 7 year old. Total price $68. Could spend the entire day there. Great for kids and adults. Everyone seemed to love it. So much knowledge, history and hands on activities. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Rob M
Columbus, Ohio
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosi is hands down one of my favorite places to visit. My parents took me often (to the old cosi), as a kid and now I take my girls here, a lot, as well. The exhibits are constantly changing and they think up the COOLEST ways to get you involved with science!! From goggled experiments, to building pipe water routes,... More 

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3 Thank owens0917
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here on a Saturday and it wasn't too crowded which was nice. There were a lot of kids but what do you expect. We talked and enjoyed a lot of the exhibits (we are a little geeky but really not too much). We spent an 1:45 here and time flew by. We didn't even see... More 

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1 Thank Michael F
Hillsboro, Ohio
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448 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place no matter what your age is they have great facilities and you can learn a lot about science when your here I highly recommend this place when your in the area

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Arcanum, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids enjoyed their day at COSI. They especially liked the space and energy areas. We also paid extra to see a planetarium show, The Magic Tree House: Journey to Space. There is a cafe on site, but they allow you to bring lunch and snacks and eat in the group lunchroom. I did feel like with the cost of... More 

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