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COSI

333 W Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215 USA

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Opens Sun 10a
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“A dynamic hands-on science center”

COSI provides an exciting and informative atmosphere for those of all ages to discover more about our environment, our accomplishments, our heritage, and ourselves. We motivate a desire toward a better understanding of science, industry, health, and history through involvement in exhibits, demonstrations, and a variety of educational activities and experiences. COSI is for the enrichment of the individual and for a more rewarding life on our planet, Earth. COSI is Columbus, Ohio's dynamic Center of Science and Industry - named America's #1 science center by Parents Magazine. COSI brings science to life through more than 300 interactive experiences, world-class exhibitions, the 7-story Extreme Screen Theater, an outdoor science park, a special area for young explorers from birth through kindergarten, and the country's only high-wire unicycle. COSI features something new to discover every day, including live shows, special events, family programs, overnight and summer camps, and challenging workshops for students and teachers. Created in 1964, COSI has served over 25 million people through our 320,000-square-foot science center and our nationally-recognized outreach programs, including COSI on Wheels and Electronic Education. Let COSI open the door to real science and real possibilities for you

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Reviewed by
Anna Hider

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  • 1,414 Reviews
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July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0

The unicycle on the tightrope, the ball that makes your hair stand up when you touch it, the spinning space tunnel that makes you feel like you're in 0 gravity... I can't choose my favorite part about this place. It's so fun, even as a grown up!

3 people found this review helpful

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Chris Spinney Long

  • Tour Guide
  • 172 Reviews
  • 213 Helpful
April 14, 2014

Really enjoy going to COSI. When I was a kid this really was the coolest place ever. It's floor after floor of hands on exhibits that seemingly never end. I remember leaving and always feeling like I had to come back right away.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
yoderbarbie

  • 28 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
May 22, 2019
Rated 5.0

Brought our kids 6,4, and 1 and just had time for the kid space upstairs. We were in the enclosed safe area over an hour having fun in the relaxed clean atmosphere. Outside COSI is a splash pad area and a small outdoor playground too. Parking is $6.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 485 Reviews
  • 497 Helpful
September 18, 2014
Rated 4.0

Adults or kid, either way you'll enjoy COSI. COSI is very hands-on, and is consistently ranked one of the best things to do in both Columbus and Ohio in general. If you're planning a weekend getaway to Columbus with or without a family, COSI should be on your list of places to visit.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Ken Valuska

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  • 592 Reviews
  • 173 Helpful
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0

I agree with Anna, the unicycle across a tightrope is worth the trip to COSI. really fun spot for grownups to go either with kids or as an alternative to going to grab drinks/dinner. Highly recommend

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripper2661561

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 08, 2021
Rated 5.0

A great place for young minds to explore what science has to offer. There is so much to see and explore. My 9 and 12 year old boys took their time exploring and tinkering with all the gadgets they can get their hands on. My 14 year old bypassed son mangy exhibits and only looked for what he finds interesting. It’s an all day adventure If you want your kids to fully explore the entire exhibit.
Reserving your tickets online doesn’t mean you bypass check-in. You line up with the rest of paying customers that didn’t reserve tickets at the ticket line to get your paper wrist band. We did not park at their parking due to a long line of cars pulling in and so we parked at an open parking away from their building.

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Brandon Hite

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  • 116 Helpful
June 05, 2021
Rated 5.0

Came here for the first time as an adult with two kids and both my wife and I commented about wanting to come back…without the kids one day. That’s how good this place is.

There’s a little playground and green space in front of the building to play at as well, in case you want to let the kids get some energy out before loading up in the car.

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Reviewed by
rwtstones

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 14, 2017

A nice place to visit on a rainy day. Kids enjoy it and it can be busy at times. Area is always under construction so be aware of that. The play space is nice, but children who are in 2nd grade and above have their own separate space.

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Reviewed by
HeyJulie778

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  • 0 Helpful
June 24, 2017
Rated 2.0

Meh. Definitely overpriced, and exhibits are mediocre at best. While the area for young children is nice, the rest of the place isn't anything special. Exhibits seem geared for adults or teens/tweets. Make the trip to Indianapolis for the Children's Museum instead, and skip this one.

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Kerry Family

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  • 3 Helpful
May 21, 2017
Rated 5.0

My kids love it here! My 6 yr old loves all of the hands on areas and watching the different shows. My 2 yr old loves the toddler area where she can run around with other little ones! Definitely a great place to visit and worth buying a membership.

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COSI

333 W Broad St
Columbus, Ohio
43215 USA

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  • Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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