Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus

#2 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Ohio
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Try out 300 interactive themed exhibits at Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and learn scientific facts and principles through play. Test gravity on different planets and explore the physical nature of oceans. Learn things that scientists have discovered about the body, mind, and spirit. Test your senses with illusions and mind games. A seven-story 3-D screen with surround sound will transport you inside molecules, into outer space, and to the Earth's distant lands. In a 30,000 sq m (320,000 sq ft) space, the center sees over half million visitors per year. Plan to see Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Columbus trip planner.
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  • We have been members of this wonderful children's museum the past three years...and we're anxious for it to reopen in June. (Closed due to Covid-19--bah, humbug!!!--but I can see why. Everything is...  more »
  • Visited with kids while taking time to know the city. We spent about 4-5 hrs while enjoying this exciting place for all ages.  more »
  • This is a nice science museum. I went here and was satisfied with my experience. I parked in the science museum’s parking garage and went up to the museum. I paid the admissions fee at the admissions desk and went through the exhibits of the museum. There was an exhibit about sea life and the ocean, which was pretty good. There was also a physics exhibit , which was pretty good as well. In the second floor of the museum was a space exhibit, and an exhibit about the human body. After I went through the museum’s exhibits, I went down to the museum’s food court on the first floor. I got some pizza nd sat down at a table and ate it. The pizza tasted okay and I left the museum after I ate it, satisfied with my experience. I gave this science museum five stars because it has nice exhibits.
  • This was always one of the most anticipated days on my younger years, with our classes going on a yearly trip to cosi. It was always such an interesting and exciting time. I still enjoy cosi for all they have done however I do wish the community would back them with some extra funding like the older days. I feel they could really get back on the front page if that was the case. Thank you to all the workers and volunteers that make this place possible everyday!

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