There is still plenty of time left this summer for a family day trip to COSI! COSI is celebrating 50 years with a special exhibition taking your family through a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Take time to enjoy Rat Basketball, or a 3-D National Geographic movie. There is something for everyone in the family at COSI, whether it is taking a ride on a unicycle 2 stories in the air, or going to the Ocean for water play.
I received tickets to facilitate this post.
Solve a Mystery and Journey Through Time In the Sherlock Holmes Exhibit
The Sherlock Holmes exhibit at COSI is only for a limited time, so if you have a family member who loves to use their skills of observation and intuition to solve mysteries, this will be a huge hit! My daughters were a bit young to really be able to understand what was happening in the story as we walked through the exhibit looking for clues, but even now that we are home, they like to pretend that they are private eyes solving mysteries!
Be sure to have your book for collecting clues completely explained to you before heading into the exhibit as it can be somewhat difficult to know what to look for. This exhibit may not be as exciting for younger kids, it does require a lot of reading so be sure to give yourself at least 30 minutes in this exhibit.
Explore All that COSI Has To Offer With the Whole Family
There are so many options of things to discover at COSI, whether that is participating in a really speech study in the Life lab, or dive under the sea at Oceans. For families with young children, be sure to visit the Little Kidspace for some free play. If you need a moment to sit down, visit the National Geographic 3-D theater or have lunch in the Atomic Café Restaurant and sit outside to take in the beautiful Columbus skyline.
Take Time to Play at COSI
There is plenty of opportunity for science driven free play at COSI. I love watching my girls learn and discover things for the first time. They loved being able to climb down into a 2 person submarine in the Oceans exhibit as well as playing in the water.
Be sure to chose a day with great weather to visit COSI so that your family can enjoy all of the outdoor areas that COSI has to offer. The Big Science Park was a huge hit in our family with classics like using your own body weight to lift a car. One of the most interesting things to me was to see the green building outside with solar panels and green house style of the building to create it’s own heat. There are plenty of seating options for parents and grandparents who need to take a break and still be able to easily see your children playing and learning.
COSI has so much to offer the whole family. Bring a picnic or eat at the Atomic Café and make a day of your trip to COSI, if you are planning to stay in Columbus be sure to make it an experience the whole family will be sure to enjoy by staying at Embassy Suites.
COSI Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
General Admission for Adults: $17.95
General Admission for Children (2-12): $12.95
Add Extreme Screen Movie: $6.55
Add Sherlock Holmes Exhibit: $8.00
This was not a paid post. All opinions and views are my own. Thank you to COSI for providing the tickets to facilitate this post.