COSI – An Electrifying Experience!

Hello everyone!  I’m writing this from the hotel room in Iowa!  Why can’t life be one big vacation? 😀

Last weekend Momma and I took Ace to the Center Of Science and Industry, commonly known as COSI.

This place is sweet! (especially for a big dork like me).  Ace is kinda little for most of the things there, but he still enjoyed himself.  It was a very electrifying experience!

An Electrifying Experience

Ace is all about figuring out how things work; from spinning the wheels on his toy trucks to opening and closing the dishwasher door.  COSI is full of things that move.  His actions create a reaction.  All of the exhibits are totally interactive and I’m sure he will enjoy it even more as he gets older.

But for now he enjoys being able to see and touch everything…

Ace at COSI - Playing in the Floating Ball Exhibit

The top floor of COSI is specifically for the younger kids.  Ace had a blast up there.  He was able to drive the ambulance!  Pushing buttons by the steering wheel made the lights flash!

Ace at COSI Driving The Ambulance

We always knew that he liked playing in the water in the bath tub, but never knew how much he really enjoyed water.  He probably spent the majority of his time playing in the water with Momma!

Ace at COSI - Playing In The Water With Momma

COSI was a blast for Ace, Momma, and I.  We bought a season pass here as well, so don’t be surprised if you get hear about more fun experiences from COSI!

As I mentioned earlier we are currently in Iowa for vacation.  The hotel we are staying at has an indoor and outdoor water park and Ace was able to go swimming for the first time in his life!  Stay tuned for more pics and awesome Ace adventures! 😀


  1. Looks great. It’s great that you do this stuff, never too young.

  2. Honeybell says:

    Those are some great pics. Last time we were in Ohio a couple of years ago, we took the boys to the McKinley Museum in Canton. In the kids section they have a anatomy mannequin with cutaway skin to view the inner organs. I think Goofy just quit having nightmares about it last week!

  3. KylieM says:

    Awesome pics! I have been offline for a few weeks (we have moved from Adelaide to Canberra), so good to catch up on the escapades of Ace! Here in Canberra there are heaps of Museums, Science Centres and the like .. I can’t wait to share!

  4. Greg says:

    This reminds of the times I visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago when I was a kid. I LOVED that place! Especially the water area. I’m definitely gonna take Jayden there next time we’re in Chicago.

  5. Dad of Divas says:

    Love the picts..and don’t feel like a dork because you like this kind of Museum…I always love to Science & Industry in Chicago…so you are definitely not alone and it looks like Ace had a blast!

  6. Dette says:

    How fun!! We took the boys there during one of our trips back to Ohio – and of course, had a blast.

    Don’t you just love to see the reaction on his face?! Great pics!

  7. That looks like a blast! My boy is getting to that age where he loves to experience new things – especially water toys. Well done!

  8. BusyDad says:

    Dude! I hope you and yours are ok! Just heard about the tornado.

  9. Jonathon says:

    Ah! COSI! I SO wish we had one of those down in Austin. I used to *love* the one back home in Ohio.

  10. Pete Aldin says:

    Man, that looks like fun.

  11. Jared says:

    @XBox: He’s going to be one smart kid if I have anything to do with it! 😀

    @Honeybell: HaHa! I’ve been considering seeing the Bodies exhibit, but am afraid I’ll have nightmares too… 😉

    @KylieM: I can’t wit to read!

    @Greg: Haven’t been to the one on the Windy City. Next time I’m there I’ll be sure to check it out.

    @Dad Of Divas: I embrace my dorkyness. 😀

    @Dette: Cool! Ya his facial expressions are so extreme most of the time… 😀

    @Chris: Thanks! It was fun!

    @BusyDad: Luckily we were way south of the nasty storms. All ok here, thanks!

    @Jonathon: Welcome fellow Ohioan! 😀

    @Pete: Ya, I could spend all day in there. 😀

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