One of the finest interactive science museums in the country, COSI, or the Center of Science and Industry, has something for everyone in the family. COSI has more than 300 interactive exhibits ranging from demonstrations of physics to underwater exploration. The museum is famous for its basketball-playing rats and the large temporary exhibits in attracts, including recent exhibitions on the Titanic and Star Wars.
Center of Science and Industry
333 W. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
On the shores of Lake Erie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one of the world's best destinations for music lovers. While the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has existed since 1983, it wasn't until 1993 that they opened their headquarters. The museum features seven levels with a number of displays, including outfits of famous rock 'n' roll acts, rotating profiles of specific groups and a history of audio technology.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
751 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
NASA Glenn Research Center
Named for astronaut and Ohio-native John Glenn, the Glenn Research Center is a working facility that is actively developing new technologies for space travel. The center offers occasional tours, which must be booked in advance. There is also a visitor's center, with films, interactive exhibits and profiles of astronauts. Admission is free, but visiting the Glenn Research Center requires proof of United States citizenship.
Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Article Written By Louie Doverspike
Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.