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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ashleigh W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Adenau1
Berlin, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jennifer Y
Geneva, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Elsie S
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is more to do now because of the site expansion but everything costs "extra". One price does not get you very much, except to walk around and interact amidst long lines of people waiting to climb into space capsules. The labs are fun for kids but you have to be wait-listed. It is getting too much like Disney and... More 

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Thank Jonathan J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have 2 kids under 10 and we love going to the COSI. It's a neat place to spend some time with your family.

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Thank Jeremy B
Galena, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We purchased a year membership. It's kind of pricey to visit. Has everything for all age ranges. Large amounts of large groups visits is my only complaint.

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Thank jen6821
Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a 'COSI after dark last year and found out the hard way the majority of the exhibits are really kid-focused.

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Thank Jac0b740
Mingo Junction, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to COSI was a great way to spend an afternoon with my son. There fun activities that were also eductional. The National Geographic Theater was awesome. We highly recommend COSI to anyone hoping to have a great family friendly day.

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