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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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Address: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215-2738
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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Super fun place to take my family. My 8 year old LOVES going here. At times it's could be a bit pricey for admission and food, but if you go just to get the hands on experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ancientmariner21
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I noticed a lot of exhibits missing or possibly not working. There was some interesting exhibits but others weren't. It has changed over the years I think they could possibly do more with it. The Titanic exhibit was amazing though!!!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super fun place to take my family. My 8 year old LOVES going here. At times it's could be a bit pricey for admission and food, but if you go just to get the hands on experience of fun science, than you are good to go!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a number of things to do and see. Exhibit for adults and older children and those for youngsters

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosi is always a pleasant and wonderful experience, we went to the Game Masters exhibit and I felt like a child again, it was excellent

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Thank herecomesjesus123
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are activities for all ages. Just be aware it is a big venue so if someone has mobility issues, plan for that. You can't really see the entire place in one visit.

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Thank 804kathiev
Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard about this museum for years, and how great it is, and now I know why! So interactive, and comprehensive! It appeals to both adults and children. Excellent explanations for adults, but still engaging for younger people. Wear your walking shoes! IMAX theater has several movies showing all day. Big parking lot, and easy to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a great time for people of all ages and hosts a variety of events. It can be a little pricey for some events, but in general it's a great time. If you want to go to an interactive museum then this is for you!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

COSI is a work in progress, every time you think you know everything they have there they change it. They have so much going on and changing constantly, it is hard to keep up. Hands on play and experience is the word and the kids will not run out of things to see and do here. It does get a... More 

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Thank Rumrummer314
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to quite a few different science centers and Cosi ranks number one. Their exhibits are professional and engaging. The cost of parking is a mere $5 for visitors or you could park on the street for less at a meter. They even have income eligible discounted membership rates for families. Membership pays for itself if you're going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had free admission so we took our 7 year old daughter to COSI on Labor Day weekend. It was actually one of the last days for the Game Masters exhibit, which showcased video games both vintage and modern. There were several vintage arcade games to play. Each had descriptions of the game's development, concept, & year. Some were out... More 

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