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  • Address: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, Columbus City, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6142282674
  • Ticket Price: 20 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

Cosi - Review

This science education centre is one of the most popular in the country, with over 18 million visitors annually.

Its broad topics are divided into:

  • Ocean: Marine exploration and the mythology of water explored in a sunken pirate ship and an underwater temple
  • Energy: Interactively manage the energy economics of a fictional town
  • Space: Replica space station stuffed with science experiments, on a high Mezzanine bridge
  • Progress: The development of a fictional town called Progress from 1898 to 1962, and how it relates to concepts explored in other exhibits
  • Gadgets: Classic science experiments exhibits
  • Life: Explores concepts related to mind, body and spirit
  • Adventure: Use a map to explore a hidden valley and unlock a secret temple
  • Planetarium: Explore the universe from inside a 60-foot movie dome
  • National Geographic Giant Screen Movie: High resolution wildlife and nature movies.

Cosi Information

  • Check out the atomic cafe.

Cosi Ticket Prices

  • General Admission - Classic Exhibits & Shows: Adults: $20; Kids $15
  • Add a Do-It-All Ticket: $15
  • Add a Planetarium Show: $5
  • Add a National Geographic Giant Screen Movie: $5
  • Add Adventure: $5
  • Free for under 2. Kids prices for 2-12 years of age. 

Cosi Hours

  • Summer (Monday - Sunday): 10am - 5pm
  • Last Friday of each month: 10am - 9pm.
  • Timings given are for summer only.
  • Timings for other seasons may be different & subjected to change.

How To reach Cosi by Public Transport

  • Buses 10, 12 68 stop W Broad St & Washington Blvd

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TripHobo Highlights for Cosi

  • Cosi Address: 333 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, Columbus City, United States
  • Cosi Contact Number: +1-6142282674
  • Cosi Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Cosi Price: 20 USD
  • Best time to visit Cosi(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cosi: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cosi

  • 78.65% of people who visit Columbus City include Cosi in their plan

  • 73.33% of people start their Cosi visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cosi

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cosi

People normally club together Short North Arts District and Scioto Mile while planning their visit to Cosi.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Cosi Trips

Cosi, Columbus City Reviews

  • My family and I recently visited COSI, where my kids were thrilled to have breakfast with their superheroes. I especially loved the planetarium as I’m fascinated by space. Since 1964 the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), has been inspiring people through science and innovation. The 320,000 square foot science center is a great place for visitors of all ages to explore the odd, the crazy, and the unique. If you are looking for fun things to do in Columbus, Ohio with kids, this is a great place to visit. We absolutely had a blast looking at all the exhibits and playing in the Nerf Blaster Battle Arena. Such a hilarious time. The kids and I really enjoyed our visit there and I highly recommend it. Just a little bit about COSI -- Hundreds of events are held throughout the year, and visitors can partake in special activities such as breakfast with superheroes, a planetarium experience like no other, and even an adult slumber party with a bar and access to the center’s many exhibits, including the Nerf Blaster Battle Arena. An educational and fun experience, a visit to COSI will be memorable for everyone no matter how old they are.

  • We live about 1.75 hours away from COSI and still visit about once every three months or so. This place is a fantastic place for children to learn and play. They opened 2 new exhibits recently, Lost Egypt and Dinosaur Gallery. Both were absolutely phenomenal. My boys loved getting to see a REAL mummy, and the dinosaur exhibit was equally fascinating. Definitely check this out.

  • Kids love it despite seeing the same exhibits several times. They do have traveling exhibits... I appreciate those, especially since I've been coming here since I was a kid. That makes a membership more worth it. I do think parking should be covered if you have a membership... much like the zoo...

  • My family and I had a great time here. Our boys are eight and thirteen and there were tons of things that kept hem both interested. The ticket prices are very reasonable. The facility is nice and clean. The staff was extremely polite, professional, and helpful. Parking was easy and cheap too. Thanks!

  • We visited May 31st. First, we had difficulty finding the parking - we had an old GPS which delivered us to the old entrance and there were no directional signs. We parked (illegally as it turned out) and walked in. The young people (we saw no adults at the information or ticket areas) explained where to drive to, so we left and moved the car into the underground parking garage. We rode the elevator to the top and exited - again, no signs. We had to ask a family how to find the museum. So we get our tickets. At no time do the young people mention that you can get your parking ticket stamped for a savings on parking (the signs were facing the building so we never saw them until we left.) It would be nice for them just to ask and then stamp your parking ticket when you purchase your entry ticket! The museum itself is great for children - many of whom run around banging things, never reading or learning new things - but that's the way it has always been with hands on museums. We enjoyed the rooms on Egypt, the Silk Road and the dinosaur room. Much of everything else is geared for children. In summary: it would be great if the museum had more signage for parking around it; for a hands on museum for children, it is just fine; as a science museum for adults, it is banal.

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