COSI

COSI, Columbus’ dynamic Center of Science and Industry, has combined science learning and fun since 1964 with 300-plus hands-on exhibits, Ohio’s largest planetarium, Giant Screen Theater, live shows and more. And now, through a unique and unprecedented partnership with the renowned American Museum of Natural History, COSI’s offerings continue to grow.

Time to Visit: 3 hours

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Why to Go This Year

COSI is a hands-on science center featuring permanent exhibitions, live shows, the country’s only high-wire unicycle, a planetarium and more

COSI has a unique partnership with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City bringing the permanent American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery to COSI, which includes a full-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex, 100 million-year-old fossilized amber, an eight-foot titanosaur femur cast and much more.

AMNH Dinosaur Gallery at COSI

Also add on a digital theater experience in the Planetarium or Giant Screen Theater. COSI also features a special area for the youngest explorers (infant-first grade) and the country's only high-wire unicycle. 

There is truly something for all ages to have an amazing day exploring science and making new discoveries.


A brand new 6.5-acre park, Dorrian Commons, sits directly west of the museum featuring a splash pad, playground, picnic tables, swings and much more