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Center of Science and Industry (COSI), Columbus

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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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Because Columbus serves as one of the country's major convention centers, its downtown offers comfortable rooms at all price levels. Hotels in the central part of town not only keep you close to all of the city's major attractions, but also provide you with modern amenities that include 24-hour room service, fitness centers, spa services, and on-site restaurants and bars. To stay in the city for a fraction of the price, consider an inn or motel near the Interstate exits.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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!  more »
  • 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 ...  more »