Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus

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#2 of 11 in Childrens Museums in Ohio
Try out 300 interactive themed exhibits at Center of Science and Industry (COSI) 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 Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Columbus trip planner .
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  • My toddler grandson loves this place! He especially enjoys Thomas & Friends and The Little Kid's Space. We're looking forward to the Dinosaur Exhibit.  more »
  • COSI was a great place for our family. Several floors and many exhibits where kids and adults alike can explore and learn. My kids 5 and 6 1/2 enjoyed it thoroughly. We ran out of time to do all we wa...  more »
  • Really a great experience for all ages. Fun and educational. Much to see & do. Great hands on and learning experiences.  more »

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