Summer is the perfect time to plan a roadtrip and create memories with your family. Whether it’s a daytrip or a weekend getaway, COSI in Columbus is a great destination for families.
I’ve taken my boys to COSI several times over the years and there is always something new to discover during each visit.
1. There is something offered for ALL ages
COSI does a great job of creating interactive exhibits and areas geared toward a wide range of ages. It’s even fun for the adults! For younger kids, there is an additional special play area designed for kids 1st grade and younger. Older siblings can play at the Big KidLab adjacent to the Little Kidspace. Teenagers will find lots of exhibits that peek their interest too, which makes every family member happy.
2. Science is made FUN!
As a kid, science was my least favorite subject and I wish COSI would have been around then, because they make science interesting and show that science can be really fun. You can take it to the extreme riding a unicycle two stories up, explore water at Ocean, and watch rat basketball, to name a few of the endless exploration options in the 320,000 sq. ft of floor space with ten major exhibition areas.
3. Options in any weather condition
As much as I love summer weather, sometimes it’s nice to escape the high temperatures and humidity in cool air conditioning. Visiting a museum is also a perfect way to avoid a bad weather day. During good weather, kids will love playing in the outdoor space called Big Science Park.
4. You will run out of time before you run out of fun!
An admission ticket to COSI offers unlimited hours of fun and exploration. I would recommend planning enough time in your schedule to spend most of your day there. Grab a daily schedule to make sure that you don’t miss a thing and if you get hungry during your visit, you have lots of options including playfully displayed healthy alternatives at the Bean Sprouts Cafe.
5. There are lots of Special Events All Summer Long
COSI Camp, Adult Programs, and COSI’s Cosmic Summer themed adventures May 27th – September 4th where you can gather your crew and explore space through the eyes of an astronaut with 3 different adventures.
- NEW Limited-Time Exhibition: Be the Astronaut: Explore space and the challenge and exhilaration of spaceflight as virtual crew members guide you through interactive missions flying spaceships, piloting landers, and driving rovers. (Free with admission)
- NEW Giant Screen Film: Journey to Space 3D (Additional ticket required)
- NEW Planetarium Show: Asteroid Mission Extreme (Additional ticket required)
I’ve been given a family four pack of tickets to giveaway to COSI
You can find out more about COSI from their website.
COSI is located at 333 West Broad St., Columbus, OH
Thanks again to COSI for sponsoring this post and giveaway!
17 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Visit COSI this Summer”
My niece, Aria, just turned 2 this year and is very bright for her age. About a week ago, she acquired a new little brother and is having some difficulty adjusting to this change in her routine. I would love to win the tickets and take her to COSI to play and touch till she is content. This would give her more Auntie Time and her parents a break!
Love COSI. Now I REALLY want to go this summer. Great article and exhibit updates.
I would love to win because I’ve never been there and I would love to take my daughter for a weekend getaway.
I would love to win because I have been wanting to take my daughter. I know she will absolutely love it!
I’ve visited Columbus several times. I’ve got several posts on the area if you ever need additional ideas.
We were just in Columbus for a soccer tournament and I was hoping for enough free time to check out COSI or the zoo, but didn’t have time for either – we agreed we’d head back for a long weekend soon! This would guarantee we go!
Vanessa you might find my post about restaurants to try on Put in Bay useful https://adventuremomblog.com/4-put-bay-restaurants-try/
We have been wanting to go to COSI for years. (I never got to go as a kid)We have been waiting until my youngest, now 6, was old enough to enjoy it. We are planning a trip this summer. So tickets would be awesome. We are going to Put-in-Bay for vacation this summer, so COSI would be a great place to stop on the way up. They have so many cool exhibits that kids and parents can really enjoy a visit.
I’d love to take all of my girls over the summer!
I want to win because I have never been to COSI and I’d love to take my son and his best friend (my “adopted” son)
I’d love to win this because this has been on my list of things to do with my kids for a loooong time, now. It’s time!
Woow, this looks really amazing,
This is really on my have to do list before i get into my 40’s
My kids love to learn as much as I do.
I want to win bc I loved COSI as a child and my children have never been.