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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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Great kids space!

We are members and go frequently. The Kids' Space (under 6 yo) is excellent. My four year old can spend hours entertained there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Columbus OH
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Columbus OH
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are members and go frequently. The Kids' Space (under 6 yo) is excellent. My four year old can spend hours entertained there.

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Thank travelingpea
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While on a business trip, a sponsor rented out the venue for the evening. I did not tour the whole place but what I saw was pretty neat, and very informative. If I had had more time I would have gone back and taken the kids

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had never been here before and thought it would be fun to kill some time. It's educational and I enjoyed it. It was $20 for an adult for admission and then there were several add ons. I thought this was pretty steep. It would be extremely expensive for a family. But otherwise, I enjoyed it.

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Thank swandive208
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a blast here. There is so much to do and so little time. There is a cool science store to buy things as well. COSI camp in is something fun as well. Definitely a fun family adventure!

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good family entertainment. Hands on learning and fun for adults and for children. Polite staff. Nice facility.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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139 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great rainy day activity for older kids and adults. Many of the exhibits are interactive. There is a theater and a planetarium as well. There is road construction near the entrance which can make entry a bit tricky

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I hosted a group of 350 people here. Wonderful staff and the exhibitions were a great hit for all ages. Much bigger than I imagined. I will plan another trip here with my wife to spend more time enjoying what they have to offer.

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Columbus, oh
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A good value if you live near, purchase a membership, and go multiple times per year. For a one time visit, need to understand some basics going in. First, COSI is very expensive. Two adults and two children plus parking is $75. Second, that cost does not cover everything. There are "attractions" and movies that cost extra. Our children were... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids had a lot of fun. They were 2 -10. Originally I planned on going two days in a row but one day ended up being sufficient. Floor 2 has the most so you might want to start there. The M floor has space and the tightwire bike, which closed before we got to it. The first floor has... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are local, but love visiting COSI at least once or twice a year. They have interactive science fun for adults and even small children. I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun experience.

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