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COSI Center of Science and Industry, Columbus

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Try out 300 interactive themed exhibits at COSI Center of Science and Industry 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 COSI Center of Science and Industry and other attractions that appeal to you using our Columbus trip planner.
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  • My two grandchildren enjoyed it very much, a lot of hands on. Everyone working there very friendly and helpful. So nice they have benches every where The restaurant was good also very nice... 
    My two grandchildren enjoyed it very much, a lot of hands on. Everyone working there very friendly and helpful. So nice they have benches every where The restaurant was good also very nice...  more »
  • Our boys - 6 and 2 1/2 - thoroughly enjoyed this place. From top to bottom, so many highlights. The dinosaur section, the "Poseidon" adventure, the play area, the mice playing basketball, all... 
    Our boys - 6 and 2 1/2 - thoroughly enjoyed this place. From top to bottom, so many highlights. The dinosaur section, the "Poseidon" adventure, the play area, the mice playing basketball, all...  more »
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  • We absolutely had a blast at COSI! We were trying to fit a lot in and definitely needed more time and we were there for 5 hours. My little girl was three at the time and we did have to pay for her. I am a teacher so I did get entry free which was so nice! If I wouldn't have checked out the counter and paid cash I never would have known that so I'm glad we didn't prepay. The activities were fun and engaging. There were so many sections that we couldn't really do with our girl because of her age so we are looking forward to going back multiple times as she's growing. The tot area was okay for her. She is almost four so she was a little bored up there. She really enjoyed the house area. We really loved multiple areas where my husband and I could have stayed there for hours playing! I love that they had an interactive space where they could make parachutes and test them out! We really had fun in that area as well. I could go on and on... So much fun exploring science!
  • The over all experience was great!! There is plenty of things to see and learn from most being highly interactive to keep the kids entertained and engaged. Some of the themes include space, life, electrical, recycling and many more. Including a special exhibit featuring Cuba that I personally found very interesting. There is also indoor and outdoor play areas. The interactive stage was a nice break for the kids to enjoy an informative show on electric charges. The only down side was the extra expenses that aren't included in the initial entry fee. The Marvel superhero was the one that stood out for us. None the less we enjoyed our experience and look forward to taking the two hour trip back up again soon.

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