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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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Address: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
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+1 614-228-2674
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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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The best science center we've visted yet

The lil Miss and I have been to Science centers from Boston to Cleveland, Toronto to Sudbury and this was the best we've seen. There's so much to see and do (very hands on) we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sarnia, Canada
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Sarnia, Canada
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The lil Miss and I have been to Science centers from Boston to Cleveland, Toronto to Sudbury and this was the best we've seen. There's so much to see and do (very hands on) we ended up spending 4 hours in there. We also Took in a movie in the planaterium that was pretty awesome. All and all great visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family place. Couples can have fun too but always lots of kids. Monthly adult only nights are the unique. Shows are great. The themed activities change yearly. Season pass saves you a lot if you go more than once. Plus food and store discounts. Theater is amazing. IMAX Call or check website for what's new at COSI. There are... More 

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Thank Tom K
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While most people think of COSI as a children's science museum, the displays are equally interesting for adults. They always have a major exhibit that changes periodically. Lots of hands on experiences. The staff is as good as Disney - they are great at working with kids and very courteous and knowledgeable. They also have a great area for toddlers... More 

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Monroe, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't regret taking my family for the day, but it's a one time thing for me. My 2 and 6 year old were entertained, but faded out after 4 hours. We ate lunch there and was impressed by the variety of choices from both adults and kids. The parking garage is under construction. There is a parking lot a... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So much to do and see here! My girls enjoyed all the exhibits (probably lifting the car the most!) and I enjoyed that it was fun and educational. Will def come back again.

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Thank Allison F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went for a day to this museum. my kids, 2 and 8 had a good time and learned a few things as well. They especially liked the gadget room. A few things could be updated and washed down but all and all a great time !

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Thank Ashleigh W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great way to spend the day with the kids. Make sure they wear tennis shoes so they can ride the bicycle in the air. The planetarium shows are very good. I've not been in the little kids area since my kids are older. Well worth the expense. It's an experience you will remember.

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Thank Daisyjack11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love an afternoon at COSI. The efforts that this museum has made into making their attractions kid and adult friendly makes it a fun outing for all involved. I enjoyed my visits when I was a kid and I enjoy them just as much now that I am an adult. The special exhibits help to keep the content fresh... More 

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Berlin, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE science and experiencing and learning new things, I was so excited to be heading to Cosi with my daughter and her best friend only to be disappointed. I was expecting something that would bring kids and their guardians together, with fun exciting things to see and participate in for kids of all ages. Some of the most interesting... More 

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Geneva, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids had a blast, the adults had a blast watching the kids explore and experience. Exhibits were interesting to many ages, very clean. It is under construction, long cold walk from parking lot, take advantage of the drop off zone, then park the car, this way they little ones wont need to take part in the long cold walk.... More 

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