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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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Fun place to explore

COSI has lots of cool and interesting things to see and explore. We had a good time walking around. It's larger than you think, food reasonably priced also.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

COSI has lots of cool and interesting things to see and explore. We had a good time walking around. It's larger than you think, food reasonably priced also.

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Thank Jennifer S
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have taken my kids there for years and never stop finding things to learn or enjoy. Great atmosphere and always something new mixed with the old. Progress is a favorite spot for our family!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

COSI has maintained a high level of excellence for decades. It's a marvelous experience for familes,expecially children. Many activities will keep everyone entertained and educated. A must if visiting Columbus.

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Thank joseph c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our grandchildren over the holiday break. There were lots of families. Such fun things to do. The active learning areas are wonderful and make an impression on the kids. Some of the play areas are not monitored enough for my liking. Little ones get pushed aside by bigger kids, I suggest the adult to stay with the little... More 

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Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

COSI has attractions for all ages. You can watch videos and demonstrations, visit interactive displays, shop in the gift shop, and even have lunch on the premises. Very young children can be entertained upstairs with blocks and water tables and all supervised It's a beautiful facility and one that most people visit over and over again

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Girard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've enjoyed going to COSI since I was a kid and I loved taking my son here too! There are fun activities for all ages and in the summer, the whole courtyard is full of interactive displays. It's more of a playground than a museum. Go have fun!

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our sons who were 10 and 6 - they really enjoyed the exhibits. There were many that were hands-on, so plenty to see and do. They also had a Lego exhibit which is always a guaranteed hit.

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Beavercreek, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

COSI is a must stop for kids when in the Columbus area... (limited for kids 3 and under). Plenty of different activities for the kids. Make sure to time your trip right or you can expect plenty of lines during the winter months. There are a lot of extras like movies & shows that cost extra and could add to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cool experience to go to with no kids running around. We had good dinner with a British theme because they were celebrating Harry Potter. 21 and older for this experience so we also have adult beverages. We also experienced the planetarium with music from Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon. First Thursday of each month is the Cosi... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosi is highly interactive, has something for all age groups and makes it fun to learn things. The best time to go is right when it opens as it gets pretty crowded. They do have lockers you can rent for a dollar and store coats or food in and a cafeteria to eat in for free (or a lunch room... More 

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