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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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COSI is amazing. I remember visiting here as a child and being amazed by science and technology... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jackie B
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Disappointed by COSI

It’s been years since we visited COSI, but decided to revisit while spending time with our OSU... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kimberly T
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (183 reviews)
“rat basketball” (21 reviews)
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333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215-2738
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+1 614-228-2674
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

COSI is amazing. I remember visiting here as a child and being amazed by science and technology. I'm 28 now, and I still visit several times a year for different events, like COSI After Dark, or just on a normal day with my son. It's...More

Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s been years since we visited COSI, but decided to revisit while spending time with our OSU student. First of all, COSI, you are way overpriced. For the types of displays and attractions, you are way too expensive. Secondly, this is geared towards younger children....More

Thank Kimberly T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a preteen, I visited COSI back in the early 1980s and always talked about taking my kids there. Still, despite living only 100 miles away and having treated my children to museums all over the southeastern US, we never seemed to make it there......More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came back after having a great time 3 years ago... unfortunately this time was less than stellar. Arrived at 10 and quickly bought our tickets. Went straight to the gadget room. It needed serious TLC. Seemed like there was an event in it and it...More

Thank Olivia O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day exploring all the different science exhibits. We loved the dinosaurs as well as the 2 3 D movies on the amazon and flying birds. Great day out for all ages The tech center was amazing also with great instructors.

Thank triotrois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

COSI is great for families with children under about 16 or for people who don't know much about science. If you are a huge science nerd like me, you might find it a little underwhelming after a few visits. I still would reccomend going at...More

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was astonished about how many neat and cool things there were to do at COSI. The new dinosaur exhibit is fantastic

Thank Zach C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this place. I have a 4 and a 2 year old and they loved this. Progress and Ocean are my favorite exhibits. It was a very cool experience. With tickets,parking and food I spent around $170. So be prepared to spend. I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have recently become COSI members, and we have already been three times. There is so much to see and do that I don't think we'll ever get bored. Every time we go, we do something different. The daily admission fee is...More

Thank star170
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our son & granddaughter here for an afternoon. This place is very well done and quite interesting to see. It does have convenient parking in an underground garage. Don't drive in on the street right up against the building like we did and get...More

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Nicte V
8 February 2018|
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Response from travelingenigma | Reviewed this property |
it's great even as adults! they even once a month do a 21 a d up only night and that is the best because no kids are allowed, but if you can't time your visit with that you will still enjoy and learn from your visit at a... More
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Etonian30
9 October 2017|
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Response from Rebecca C | Reviewed this property |
They have a large parking lot, in a very urban and congested area.... I am not 100% sure but maybe where they park buses for school trips. Call the center, as it would require permission I would assume.
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lindaklembara
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.
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