Come to Columbus to see the new attractions and exhibits for yourself!
American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery
Through a unique and groundbreaking relationship with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), a 22,000-sq.-ft. exhibit featuring a permanent AMNH Dinosaur Gallery is now open at COSI, the Center of Science and Industry. This new exhibition features interactive experiences and loaned specimens including a life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex cast. An AMNH Traveling Exhibition Gallery will open in 2018.
National Veterans Memorial & Museum
Columbus will soon be home to the 7-acre National Veterans Memorial & Museum along downtown's Scioto peninsula. The U.S.'s first tribute to veterans of all American conflicts and branches of service will feature an amphitheater, park, memorial grove and majestic views of the downtown skyline. Construction is set for completion in fall 2018.
Scott's Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden
Come May 2018, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will have a new experience for families. The 2-acre Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden will feature 16 different interactive experiences celebrating the Ohio landscape and focus on introducing and connecting children to the natural world.
The Candle Lab
Coming soon, The Candle Lab is opening a new 5,000-sq.-ft. store directly across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It will be specifically designed to handle group business and have basement event space with catering and a liquor license that can accommodate up to 150 guests. This will be The Candle Lab's fourth location in Columbus. Other locations include Worthington, Grandview and the Short North Arts District.
Columbus City Adventures
As their food and brewery tours continue to thrive, Columbus Food Adventures has launched another concept, Columbus City Adventures, revealing the city’s best sights, tales, and lore. Groups can participate in engaging tours with themes as diverse as local history, architecture and the development of German Village. Make sure to check out the holiday lights tour during the holiday season to get a front row seat at the best light displays in the city.
Sea Lion Habitat at the Columbus Zoo
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will open a brand-new, state-of-the-art sea lion habitat in 2019, offering even more learning and exploration opportunities at one of the nation’s top-rated zoos. The habitat will be home to seven sea lions who have been living together for 10 years in China.