Did you know that the #1 Best Science Center according to Parents Magazine is in Columbus, Ohio?
COSI, short for the Center of Science and Industry, has been a part of the history of Columbus for the past 50 yrs!
When I was in elementary school, we took a field trip to COSI. I still can remember going there. COSI left that much of an impact on me.
I was more than thrilled to be able to go there with my family over Spring Break and relive that experience with my children.
Here is a little bit of information about COSI.
COSI, Columbus, Ohio’s dynamic Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, dreamers, and innovators of tomorrow. Opened in 1964 at Memorial Hall in downtown Columbus, COSI moved in 1999 to a new 320,000-square-foot home designed by internationally-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, creating one of the largest modern-built science centers in the United States. COSI continues to represent a significant investment in the economic development and community revitalization of downtown Columbus.
As a “center of science,” rather than a standalone science center, COSI has established embedded partnerships that enrich our guests’ experiences, including WOSU@COSI, the only working television station in a science center; the Ohio State University (OSU) Labs in Life, working research laboratories created through a partnership with The Ohio State University and staffed by OSU researchers; Battelle’s STEM Innovation Network, in partnership with one of the world’s leading research institutions; the Columbus Historical Society; and the STEM-based Metro High School, among others.
In 2008, COSI was named America’s #1 science center for families by Parent Magazine. Since 1964, COSI has engaged with over 30 million people from all 50 states and around the world, both on-site and through its award-winning outreach programs.
Here are some pictures of our visit:
There are multi centers throughout the center where you can play, explore, and imagine. The exhibits are as follows:
There is a café at the museum as well as a gift shop. Parking is $5. You can find out more information about COSI at www.COSI.org.
This was an amazing day and we plan on taking our children back again!
Columbus is centrally located to most areas in the Midwest and has so much to offer! You and your family won’t be disappointed!!
Thank you to COSI for an amazing day! It is one we will never forget!
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