COSI (Center of Science and Industry), Columbus

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#2 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Ohio
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Try out 300 interactive themed exhibits at COSI (Center of Science and Industry) 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 COSI (Center of Science and Industry) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Columbus trip planner.
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  • I would recommend spending an entire full day here, if not 2. There is so much to do and see. There were only a few interactive things that were out of commission or didn’t work well. We spent a good....  more
    I would recommend spending an entire full day here, if not 2. There is so much to do and see. There were only a few interactive things that were out of commission or didn’t work well. We spent a good....  more »
  • Interesting & interactive exhibits. Great for families with younger kids. Filling up the space as needed to reach 100 characters 
    Interesting & interactive exhibits. Great for families with younger kids. Filling up the space as needed to reach 100 characters  more »
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  • What an incredible first time here today. We made sure to arrive with our 2 year old right at 10am and thank God we did. We hit the dinosaurs exhibit first and our little man absolutely loved it. The kid space upstairs is INCREDIBLE! We thankfully were there early enough to enjoy a ton of things before it filled up. We stayed for 2 1/2 hours which was perfect for us but we'll be back when he's older and will stay longer. Columbus is lucky to have this place.
  • I have been to COSI a few times, but this time I went through just about every portion. The special exhibits they bring in are great. The static exhibits they have are really fun to check out and there is a lot of interaction. The majority of the interaction is for kids, but adults can have fun checking them out too. You have to tolerate noise and kids because noise and kids are everywhere, but that just means the kids are having fun. If you like to learn or want your kids to learn more than in school then check this place out. I recommend you go early to be able to check everything out and so that you can find a parking space easier. Showed up an hour after they opened and the parking lot was almost full.

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