COSI 313 W. Broad St., Downtown
614-228-2674 Families with young children can log some serious hours at COSI. The children's museum has great permanent exhibits like the ocean and space display that kids look forward to visiting again and again. COSI also routinely brings in special exhibits designed to wow the whole family. There are also gadgets, pulleys and really loud explosions to discover. We know "little kidspace" is designed to be an interactive space where caregivers and their charges learn and explore. But we also know that there is so much for little ones to do there that moms can have actual conversations without getting interrupted every five minutes. The museum is so playdate-friendly, parents are allowed to bring in their own snacks. There are even spots for nursing and diaper changing and kid-sized potties. RUNNERS-UP FOR MUSEUM: Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio History Center RUNNERS-UP FOR PLAYDATE DESTINATION: Firefly Play Café, Columbus Metropolitan Library–Main Branch