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COSI

333 W Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Tue 10a
  • Chain
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    Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
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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

  • Blogger
  • 1,330 Reviews
  • 513 Helpful
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

Reviewed by
Chris Spinney Long

  • Tour Guide
  • 172 Reviews
  • 201 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
Todd Mowbray

  • Road Warrior
  • 181 Reviews
  • 142 Helpful
October 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

COSI is badass, even as an adult. Tons of memories here as a kid on field trips. This is the perfect spot for families traveling into Columbus or any locals looking for something fun to do. It's about 20 bucks for admission but definitely worth it!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 486 Reviews
  • 437 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

  • Expert
  • 587 Reviews
  • 166 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
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

  • 2 Reviews
  • 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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Reviewed by
Kerry Family

  • 24 Reviews
  • 1 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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Reviewed by
rosencrantz

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 13, 2016

Pretty expensive but if you have kids it's probably worth it. Not worth the stop if you don't have kids

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Reviewed by
sgaunt

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  • 0 Helpful
June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0

Plenty to entertain our busy toddler

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COSI

333 W Broad St
Columbus, Ohio
43215 USA

Hours

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

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  • Chain
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
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