Center of Science and Industry

Columbus, OH

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Address: 69 Washington Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, USA Number: 888 819 2674 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

There are some museums with great hands-on exhibits that allow kids to learn as they play. BUT - there are some museums which are unlike any other you will encounter!

The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus is one of those places!

The center - or COSI - will inspire kids, and really encourage them to learn more about the world. The center has incredibly groundbreaking exhibits and live shows which really make it easier for kids to process the connection between science and the everyday world. 

Want to take a trip into the unknown? We're talking about the AdventureL In The Valley of the Unknown which is like nothing else. It's elusive, foreboding and dark - and gives you an entirely self-contained world filled with mystery.

Once you step inside you will be transported to a whole other place - an island shrouded in darkness, where there are secrets of an ancient culture waiting to be unlocked! Pretty incredible stuff!

Get ready to explore the great beyond in the Space exhibit, where the whole family can ride in a capsule as your skills are tested as an "armchair" astronaut! You can try manoeuvring a rover through the Martian landscape, or uncover the effects that gravity has on the various planets.

Explore the human boy with the Life: The Story Of You exhibit, where you can test your senses with illusions and mind tricks, or watch the real researchers from the Ohio State University work and perhaps witness a scientific breakthrough!  You can even witness a live surgery n real time!

COSI has thought of everything with it's workshops and live shows JUST for families. There are experiences just for teens, as well as the chance to camp overnight in the museum! How amazing! 

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How much does it cost?



$19 for general admission. Additional attractions extra



Ages 2 to 12: $14 for general admission. Additional attractions extra


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2 years


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Any top tips?


Party like a smarty at COSI! COSI birthday parties for kids ages 3 to 11 are a mix of silly science and serious fun so why not celebrate!

I'm Hungry!


COSI offers food options to tickle those taste buds! The Atomic Cafe offers tasty pizza, deli sandwiches, made-to-order items to name a few!

Healthy Eating The cafe has healthy options too

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Where is it at?


The city-owned parking lots next to COSI accommodate more than 600 vehicles directly west of the building.

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COSI is a really unique experience for kids, You can make reservations for groups of 12 or more. You can include add ints to your package, as well as launch options. Give them a call to discuss!

Need a little extra help?


The facility is accessible and they welcome everyone. They even have a calming room for children with autism or similar who sometimes need a quiet moment occasionally.

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Baby Facilities

There are family restrooms on each level. There are changing tables in the restrooms too

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday

All year round. Closed some major holidays

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