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Columbus Museum of Art

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Address: 480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-221-6801
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Columbus Museum of Art

We visited the museum today. My husband had been telling me about some of the art works he had viewed here several years ago and wanted to share them with me. Unfortunately, when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Zama, Japan
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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The basement. That's all you need to know. Yes, museum, all that good stuff upstairs. But go to the basement. You'll never want to leave. I have 3 boys, ages 5-11. Couldn't drag them out of the most amazing, interactive, hands-on, inspiring art center I've ever been in. Go to the basement. Now you know, just do it.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My visit to the special exhibit "Play" was a thing of wonder. It has top notch unusual, "hands on" displays for people of all ages! There I found: a wonder room with three dimensional displays to excite and stimulate the senses. A story could be made of each. A must see is Gregory Scott's, "Structure 2011" inkjet print & oil... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

OMG the hands-on activities located throughout the first floor was the BEST part of our trip to Columbus. My 10 year-old and I spent about 4 hours trying our hand at the various stations and had a blast doing so. I was afraid the activities would be geared towards younger children (and there was a daycare center visiting that day),... More 

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Dallas, TX USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We paid full price to view a construction site with a few rooms of descent art--no price reduction for that opportunity! Steer clear of this rip off.

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central PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Small but nice museum. There are lots of interactive activities for kids. We enjoyed the tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. My one complaint would be in regards to the European Art exhibit. The written comentary posted alongside the works was clearly written based on a particular ideologic viewpoint. I find that the commentary in art museums usually enhances my experience by... More 

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Cedarville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We paid 20 dollars to be admitted. Over 70% of the galleries were closed. I sure hope what we saw was not the extent of their collection. We saw everything in 35 minutes. The Harness work, Bierstadt work and the Small European collection were the only notables. I was very disappointed. I am willing to try it again in a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just went and it is under too much construction to go. If you have kids, there is still a lot for them to do but for adults there are only a few rooms. I think they should offer free admission or close it completely because there is so little to see. They said more galleries would be open by the... More 

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Mount Vernon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Took two of our grandchildren, ages 8 & 11. They enjoyed the interactive activities as well as the works of art.

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Zama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the museum today. My husband had been telling me about some of the art works he had viewed here several years ago and wanted to share them with me. Unfortunately, when we arrived we found out the building is under renovation/expansion and they only had 2% of their art works available to view. Although that was a disappointment,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The CMA is a nice art museum for the whole family and is easily handicap accessible. I am looking forward to seeing the changes they are currently making. The museum is open during construction.

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