Alive readers aren’t the only folks to shower Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry with praise. Parents Magazine and Forbes have also counted COSI among the nation’s top science centers and children’s museums. Where else can you ride on a high-wire unicycle? Nowhere but COSI, which has the only such attraction in the country. Equally skilled at making fun educational as it is in making education fun, COSI has been nourishing the kid in all of us for four decades now and shows no sign of slowing down.
Runners-up: Columbus Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts