One of the places that we enjoy the most visiting when we're in Columbus, Ohio, is the "Center of Science and Industry" (COSI). Originally opened in 1964 at Memorial Hall on Broad Street, under the auspices of the Franklin County Historical Society, it was relocated along the Scioto River in 1999. Considered to be the largest modern science center in the world, COSI includes over three hundred interactive exhibits in seven main themed areas; Oceans, Space, life, Energy, Gadgets, Progress, and Adventure, as well as "The Little Kids" interactive center (designed for children up to the age of First Grade). It also includes the largest digital screen in Ohio at the "National Geographic Giant Screen Theater." The museum pioneered the "Camp-In" overnight program for Boy and Girl Scouts in 1972, as well as hosting the largest outreach educational program of any science museum in the United States. Among its partnerships, COSI hosts WOSU (the National Public Radio and Public Broadcast Service station for central Ohio) and Ohio State University's research center for health and medical laboratories. There are over ten thousand volunteers servicing the museum, including our granddaughter Lucy and hopefully soon, our grandson Eamon. No matter how many times we go here, we always have fun and learn something new.
"Now...it's your turn!"