Center of Science & Industry (COSI)



COSI is Columbus’ # 1 Science Center in the Country (rated by Parents Magazine), making science fun through hands-on discovery for more than 47 years! 

At COSI, you’ll find endless opportunities to explore real science and discover real possibilities for yourself and the world around you. More than a museum (and not just for kids), COSI brings science to life with more than 300 fun, hands-on adventures, world class exhibits and groundbreaking educational programs for your group or whole family. Explore hidden worlds under the seas in our Ocean exhibit, or become an engineer in the world of Gadgets. Land a rocket ship in Space, or get a jumpstart to a healthier lifestyle in Labs in Life. Rewind your mind in Progress, or test the laws of gravity on the country’s only high wire unicycle! 

Discover the magic of the movies on our giant 7-story Extreme Screen Theater or have fun in the sun and make larger than life discoveries in the outdoor Big Science Park. 

Stretch your imagination, dig for answers, and bring your curiosity to COSI, because Q & A is in our DNA!


Attraction Type:
Science Center
Seasonal Dates:
Open Year Round
Seasonal Hours:
Subject to change – visit

Bus Parking:

COSI is located in Downtown Columbus, Ohio, which is central to many attractions, restaurants, and hotels. The Santa Maria and the Ohio State House are within walking distance. A short drive will take your group to the Ohio Historical Center, the Franklin Park Conservatory, the Columbus Art Museum, the Kelton House, and the King Arts Complex. The Irish “Attitude” of Dublin, Ohio is just a 30 minute drive. So come explore at COSI and then plan an additional stop to any of these other wonderful attractions. Or stay overnight and experience Columbus!

Center of Science & Industry (COSI)

333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215-3745
Phone: (614) 629-3104
Fax: (614) 629-3150