The Electronic Nomad

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The Columbus Center Of Science and Industry

Every city seems to have these children’s science museums, with lots of interactive kinetic displays, designed to give a hands-on understanding of basic science principles. I prefer my  museums to be “old things under glass”, but for me the attraction to the “COSIs” and “MOSIs” is the IMAX theaters that they all have. I haven’t seen a science-museum IMAX yet that wasn’t a visual stunner.

Anyway, here are some photos from an afternoon at the Columbus COSI:

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The COSI Museum.

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The “Energy” area.

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Yes, kids, human-caused climate change is real.

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The “Time Tree”, a 1,000-year-old California Redwood that was blown over in a storm in 2002. In the “Lily’s Pad” exihibit on the diversity of life.

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A Spotted Turtle taking a nap.

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North American Bullfrog.

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Aquatic insects preserved in resin.

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Poseidon, in the “Ocean” hall.

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A yellow submarine for the kids to clamber inside.

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The Human Body.

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And here’s where babies come from….

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“Progress”. A recreated street from 1898.

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Telephone switchboard.

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Box camera.

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Horse buggy.

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The same street in 1962.

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Telephone.

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Polaroid Camera.

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Volkswagen Beetle.

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Reproduction of John Glenn’s Mercury space capsule.

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Space food.

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Outdoors checkers set.

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Using leverage to lift a car off the ground.

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One thought on “The Columbus Center Of Science and Industry

  1. re: 1898 street

    Per one of your favorite observations…was it populated by the last Libertarians? :>)

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