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. Add Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and other attractions to your Columbus trip itinerary using our Columbus itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This was our second trip this year and the first visit was much better, this one was still fun but many of the activities were down for maintenance or broken. The new space exhibit was great but it wo...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We loved COSI! from the moment we stepped foot on their property they had stuff to entertain my kid. Outside, they had about 5-7 tractors that people could climb into and get a feel for what it is lik...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This is not the COSI of my childhood. Very little hands on activity. Not much learning happening unless you take up a good portion of your visit reading the many plaques on the wall. Not engaging for ...  more »

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