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:
The COSI Museum.
The “Energy” area.
Yes, kids, human-caused climate change is real.
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.
A Spotted Turtle taking a nap.
North American Bullfrog.
Aquatic insects preserved in resin.
Poseidon, in the “Ocean” hall.
A yellow submarine for the kids to clamber inside.
The Human Body.
And here’s where babies come from….
“Progress”. A recreated street from 1898.
The same street in 1962.
Reproduction of John Glenn’s Mercury space capsule.
Outdoors checkers set.
Using leverage to lift a car off the ground.