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Center of Science and Industry (COSI)

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Visited kids space with twin 3 1/2 year olds. They love it. The Thomas train, water play, all of... read more

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cathyc919
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Columbus, Ohio
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A Day at COSI

This is a wonderful place to go no matter what your age. This facility has been around for over 50... read more

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rs49ss47
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Germantown, Tennessee
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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...more
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333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215-2738
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited kids space with twin 3 1/2 year olds. They love it. The Thomas train, water play, all of it. This time their favorite was the art studio, mixing colors. The got hungry so went to the Atomic Cafe. The twins enjoyed pizza and carrots....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful place to go no matter what your age. This facility has been around for over 50 years. We used to go here as a family at least twice a year. Once to get out of the heat and the other to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rs49ss47
Reviewed yesterday

We always love visiting Cosi, especially the ole time town! My kids love riding the unicycle but not me. I do love the hurrican machine they have.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to take my science classes from the Cincinnati area and now take my grandkids there. COSI is an exceptional example of a hands on museum. The displays and demonstrations are well done.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Al S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! There’s are so many hands on things for kids to explore, my boys loved it and we spent several hours there. *Tip- find coupons before your visit! We had free kids admission with adult purchase. So it cost my family of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travelingmom4471
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of things to do and see! Young and old will enjoy. Young especially for mind opening activities. Perfect for bad weather days.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 497jeannied
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is terrific for all ages! Right now they have an exhibit on loan from NY Natural History Museum on dinosaurs that is well done and interesting... better than what we recently saw in DC. We had 3 preschoolers with us who explored and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carmeng138
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We have a membership here, so we go quite often. It took us several trips to visit all the exhibits, with a small child. There isn't as much hands-on stuff as you'd expect, but there is plenty to see and do, and plenty to learn!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monica G
Reviewed 30 October 2018

we attended an event at cosi while visiting OSU-- this was a very fun place with lots to learn and see. We were very excited to learn about space and world history-- definitely recommend for families.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KsharonAussie
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I haven’t even seen the reviews of this place and I am sure I and wasting my time because there are probably so many GREAT reviews of it. We had the VIP tickets and took in 4 movies (3 of which were in the planetarium)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John G
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Nicte V
9 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
10 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
19 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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