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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215-2738
+1 614-228-2674
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Excellent Education Destination

COSI is an outstanding science museum. Great for family outings and events. The interactive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael L
Davis, California
Best children and adult science center!

Even as an adult we enjoy COSI we get season tickets every year. The grandchildren look forward to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy W
Columbus, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215-2738
+1 614-228-2674
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Reviewed 3 days ago

COSI is an outstanding science museum. Great for family outings and events. The interactive displays and quality of the education venues are exceptional. Nice place to allow kids to explore science in a fun and interactive manner.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even as an adult we enjoy COSI we get season tickets every year. The grandchildren look forward to their visit and lifting the car off the ground, getting wet in the ocean and making every experiment in the lab. Fun for the whole family

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

COSI was recommended to us by a co-worker of mine that used to live in that area of OH. We were not disappointed in the least. I do wish we had had a little more time to spend there as it was one stop of...More

1  Thank J R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing science museum! Great place for all ages. Lots and lots of things to see and do! The staff is extremely helpful and have great guest service. Well worth the visit!

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

COSI has been a Columbus institution for generations, but it's unlikely to survive another one. Do yourself a favor; check out the map on COSI's website under the "visit" section. Most of the exhibit space is empty (it literally reads "Rent this space") and has...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day! We stayed from open to close. There is something for everyone. Great exhibits inside and outside. The staff is friendly and the price is well worth it.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum allows children to explore their interests in sights, sounds and phenomenon in the world around them. It's a place where any child can have fun pushing buttons, pulling levers and manipulating gadgets. It also gives the child, who wants to know the how...More

2  Thank Frank K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge science museum, located right in downtown Columbus. Great activities for people to engage with science, and right along a scenic section of the river. Great for families, and the new Planetarium is fantastic!

Thank reviewerforhire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 5 year old and she had a blast. Loved all the exhibits and place was really clean. We can't wait to return

Thank tmosbarger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosi was fabulous at its old East Broad location years ago. It has always seemed dated at the Central High School location. The space is too large for too few exhibits.

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How young is COSI appropriate for?
18 January 2017|
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Response from joseph c | Reviewed this property |
I have seen every age at COSI. Of course, depending on the child's ability to interact would determine how appropriate the visit. However, COSI maintains the ability to motivate adults and children.
what are current admission rates? any "hidden" charges? ..parking fees?
23 November 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
There was a charge for 4 "extra" things to do (movie, motion ride, explore adventure, planetarium, unicycle) these are like $4 each or a wrist band to do all but unicycle for $15, parking was free
I want to know hour open
25 July 2016|
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Response from Lsf22 | Reviewed this property |
This Week's Hours. Sunday. Jul-24. 10am - 5pm. Monday. Jul-25. 10am - ... Summer Business Hours. May 3, 2016 - Sept 5, 2016. Monday - Sunday: 10am - ... look up cosi on internet for more information