We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-2674
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 76 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
Write a Review

474 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    257
    137
    55
    19
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Calgary
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gales Ferry, Connecticut, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilliard, Ohio
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There were many things to see and do. We tried out all the puzzles and activities. My granddaughter had a very good time and learned many new things.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This has one of the best kid play centers I've ever seen. It's so much fun and the kids never bored. There is also a lot to see and experience for older children and adults.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have annual membership and visited 3-4 times so far. Last time my son picked up some virus from the kids area and had fever for 3 weeks. They should post some notice saying sick kids are not allowed in that area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went here for March break. Great science center with add ons for extra interest. definitely one of the better science centers we have been to.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ohio
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I think this is one of the most under-rated science museums in the US. It is a huge place and is always filled with amazing exhibits, which it keeps refreshing. Whether you have young children or teenagers, this place is really worth a membership so that you can enjoy it year round and support the science and arts. Both my... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Center of Science and Industry (COSI) also viewed

 

Been to Center of Science and Industry (COSI)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Center of Science and Industry (COSI), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing