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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: +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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Fun day with the boys

It's always a treat to get to come here. Exhibits change some and a lot stay but we look forward to seeing those same ones. It's great for all ages.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
lynnhH9929OF
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Athens, Ohio
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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's always a treat to get to come here. Exhibits change some and a lot stay but we look forward to seeing those same ones. It's great for all ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice, but why pay extra for the theater? We already paid a lot for getting in. Need more features. Kind of small exhibits; need more grand exhibits. Theater is great, but not the extra fee. Why "nickel & dime" people once they already paid for the entrance fee?

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Thank Pete L
Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went every year growing with friends. It is still just as fun. I love that they kept the pendulum and mine exhibit. The street of yesteryear was my favorite. It's called something different now. Love the planetarium. As they say, growing up is optional:)

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Thank Foreveryoungtogether
Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not experience the whole museum only the Omnimax. We did walk around the areas we could visit while waiting. It seems to be a very good quality museum and worth taking the time to visit with young children. The Omnimax was very good. We saw the national parks. The theater was clean and everyone was able to have... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take the kids of all ages. Great for getting their minds to think outside the box and to get them off the electronics for hours. My kids are 5 and 9; they had a blast and learned a lot of new things too. Great family outing

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Thank donohuej17
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best science center's that I've been to in a long time. They have a lot to do and experience for children of most ages. They also offer a lot of programs outside of the normal operating hours. I spent hours here with my 4 year old because he likes to do EVERYTHING. The only thing... More 

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Thank Carmella R
Allen, Texas
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73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who gives this place fewer than five stars is insane. I've never seen a children's and science museum better than this. Must see.

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Thank drdave75
Louisville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a cold Saturday here with our 5 year old and almost 2 year old grandchildren. Even though the place was busy, there was so many exhibits and hands on activities that the kids were kept busy the whole time. We didn't have time to see it all in one visit. We packed a lunch and ate in the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several specialized traveling exhibits and many great standard area that are favorite among locals. Make sure you plan enough time to visit as many areas become crowded at peak times.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Likely great for little kids, but we were scoping it out for both ourselves and for our 16 year old. Not good for either of those

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