March 24, 2013

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@COSI Science Center - Mindbender Mansion & Amazing Mazes #OHIO #Giveaway (win a family 4 pack)

COSI, Columbus, Ohio's dynamic  hands- on Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, dreamers, and innovators of tomorrow.  COSI  was  named America's #1 science center by Parents Magazine. COSI brings science to life through more than 300 interactive experiences, world-class exhibitions, the 7-story Extreme Screen Theater, an outdoor science park, a special area for young explorers from birth through kindergarten, and the country's only high-wire unicycle. COSI features something new to discover every day, including live shows, special events, family programs, overnight and summer camps, and challenging workshops for students and teachers. Created in 1964, COSI has served over 25 million people through our 320,000-square-foot science center and our nationally-recognized outreach programs, including COSI on Wheels and Electronic Education. Let COSI open the door to real science and real possibilities for you! 

COSI is located in beautiful downtown Columbus, Ohio!  Columbus has so much to offer, so why not make a weekend or a day trip out of it!  Check out the great dining, shopping and culture in the area!  Since it is over an hour and a half drive, we made made sure to spend a lot of time at COSI.   We were tried afterwards and I could see little heads bobbing in my backseat on the way home! 

This past Saturday, COSI invited a few of us mom bloggers down to check out their   newest traveling exhibition, Mindbender Mansion & Amazing Mazes and its newest film, Flight of the Butterflies 3D.  
Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes is an utterly addictive experience combining two incredible exhibitions full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brainpower and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.

Mindbender Mansion features 40 individual brainteasers and five large-scale group activities. Grab a clue card and visit each mindboggling room in the mansion to gather hidden clues and secret passwords that will get you into the Mindbender Society. Qualify for the Mindbender Society and take home a personalized certificate and see your portrait go up on the wall of fame!   The kids loved it in this special exhibit.  They ran through the mazes numerous times, tried their hands at mind benders and learned a lot.  We love these special exhibits, the two we have been to have been truly amazing!

Flight of the Butterflies 3D gives us a look at the mysterious migration of the Monarch Butterfly.  Every winter, the remote and mountainous volcanic forests of Mexico are home to one of nature's greatest gatherings - hundreds of millions of migrating monarch butterflies weathering the winter. For centuries this miracle was hidden from all but a few. When it was revealed to the world it was hailed as one of the greatest discoveries in nature.  I honestly learned a lot about Monarch and what amazing little butterflies they are.  It was quiet interesting and very informative!  I was truly impressed as the 40 minutes passed by quickly and the kids sat there watching it and loving it!  My son even got a little teary eyed and when I asked why, he said it was sad that the butterflies didn't get to see their moms and dads after they were born!

There are a ton of activities  for children to participate in and special exhibits.  Saturday was the Engineering Challenge Science Day!   The kids were able to meet engineers and learn how they approach challenges.  My kids had a blast learning about power, playing cable workers and making a TV turn on!

Another aspect they participated in was the Buckeye Language Network Labs in Life Pod.  Run by OSU faculty, staff and students they gather and share scientific knowledge about language, with a special emphasis on how the brain learns and uses language and how and why language differs across situations.

We spent close to four hours at COSI and still did not hit every area.  You could spend hours exploring and learning!   Well the great people at COSI wants to help you plan your day of learning and fun!  

 Four lucky OneMommaSavingMoney readers will each win a four pack of admission tickets as well as four tickets to the Extreme Screen to view a 3D movie of your choice!  Tickets must be used by end of May 2013

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