Our family LOVES to visit COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus, Ohio. There is always something new to do and explore there.
If this is your first visit to COSI, I suggest that you plan on spending most of the day there. You will run out of time before you run out of fun.
Make sure that you get a map and a schedule of the events going on that day. The special exhibits and movies could be more popular at certain times of the day. I would recommend purchasing your Giant Screen tickets when you get there and then visit the other exhibits in between.
If it’s your first visit, I would recommend guiding your kids through each section and offering to take them back to their favorite parts toward the end of your time there, otherwise you might not see all of it during your visit.
It also helps to have a game plan when it comes to food because you will likely be there during a meal time. COSI does have onsite dining at the Atomic cafe that also offers healthier menu options with it’s newest addition Bean Sprouts with creative presentation and sneaky ways to fit in your veggies, with the veggie tots.
COSI offers a variety of live shows. Make sure that you get a program schedule when you first arrive so that you can make time for the shows that interest you.
You do not want to miss out on a game of Rat Basketball! We missed it because we were busy exploring other parts of the museum during our 1st visit and made sure that we attended a show during our second visit.
2. Outdoor Play at Big Science Park
On a beautiful day, kids can show off their strength by lifting a car and play around with air pressure.
3. Hands on Learning Exhibits
Kids have so much fun with the hands on exhibits that they almost forget that they are learning. The adults enjoy playing too.
4. You can Play with Water
The Ocean exhibit lets guest play with water in a variety of hands on activities and you can even climb down inside a mini submarine.
Kids do have the potential to get wet in this exhibit so you might want to keep a close eye on them if you are concerned that they will get themselves drenched.
5. Special Exhibits
There are always new exhibits to look forward to at COSI to keep you coming back. Make sure that you check the calendar to learn about what special exhibit will be running during your visit.
6. Great Educational Movies
COSI offers a great selection of educational movies to choose from on the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. We watched a really interesting 3D movie about WW2 during our last visit. It communicated difficult subject matter in a way that was easy for kids to understand.
7. You can ride a unicycle!
Where else can you safely ride a unicycle two floors in the air?
This is a very popular attraction that tends to have a long line. It’s a great experience so take advantage of a short line if you see one.
COSI does a fantastic job of making science interesting and FUN!
You can find out more about COSI from their website.
COSI is located at 333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Disclosure: I was given admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own.