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  • COSI Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio

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Gaze up in wonder at a full-size Tyrannosaurus Rex cast and see an 18-foot-long crocodile model. Climb aboard a spaceship and explore a replica of the space station. Ride a high-wire unicycle and plunge underwater in a real submarine. Dive into the thrilling world of science like never before at COSI (pronounced Co-Sci), Columbus' Center of Science and Industry. With more than 300 hands-on science experiments and activities, this children's museum is just as much fun for parents as it is for tots, kids, and tweens. Enjoy brilliant star shows in the planetarium throughout the day plus larger-than-life movies in the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater. Check out the new Dinosaur Gallery and play with electricity in the lab. Fuel your adventures at the Atomic Cafe and go for a ride on the Motion Simulator. Searching for family-friendly hotels near COSI? We're right across the river just one mile away in Downtown Columbus.



  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Different holiday/winter hours may apply.


  • $25 adults ages 13+, $20 youth ages 2-12, free for children under 2.


  • Starry Night Live
  • COSI Science Festival
  • COSI After Dark


  • Hands-On Science Exhibits
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Giant Screen Movies
  • Motion Simulator Rides
  • Shopping & Dining
  • Live Shows


  • Where can I park at COSI and how much is parking?

    Parking is available in the underground garage managed by LAZ Parking that is located immediately west of COSI. The cost is $6 for the first three hours and $2 for every additional hour, up to $15 per day. Guests of COSI can obtain a parking discount stamp at the COSI Box Office. Pay for parking by cash or credit after your visit at a LAZ Pay-On-Foot station before returning to your vehicle.
  • What kinds of exhibits does COSI have for kids?

    All of COSI's exhibits are kid-friendly, including Dinosaur Alley, Space, Ocean, Life, and Little Kidspace (for smaller children). There are also planetarium shows, giant screen movies, and over 300 interactive science experiments that are designed for kids to enjoy.


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