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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Center of Science and Industry

333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215   Directions

(614) 228-2674


Discover things you never knew about the wide world of science, industry and technology at the Center of Science and Industry. The museum is dedicated to exploration for all ages and features dynamic hands-on science exhibits, live shows, and daily demonstrations that are packed with a ton of educational fun.

Columbus Cultural Arts Center

139 W Main St
Columbus, OH 43215   Directions

(614) 645-7047


The Columbus Cultural Arts Center is the largest public gallery in Ohio. The center houses two distinctive galleries. The Main Hall Gallery showcases local, regional and national art, and the Loft Gallery showcases students' work. Monthly exhibits are ever-changing and feature an array of artistic mediums and philosophies.

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215   Directions

(614) 221-6801


Art connoisseurs gather at the Columbus Museum of Art. The museum has earned a reputation for its American Modernist and European impressionist collections that draw more than 200,000 visitors from around the world each year to its gallery halls. Equally impressive are the museum's gift store and on-site restaurant, The Palette Café.

Columbus Ohio Craft Museum

1665 W 5th Ave
Columbus, OH 43212   Directions

(614) 486-4402


The Columbus Ohio Craft Museum presents Ohio Designer Craftsmen in five annual exhibitions. Exhibits like The Art of the Marble feature one-of-a-kind glass marbles, by ten artists working in styles ranging from traditional twists and swirls to unusual imagery and patterning in a wide array of colors.

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203   Directions

(614) 715-8000


Blooming enthusiasts, visit the Franklin Park Conservatory. Visitors of all ages grow happy with the sights, scents, and attractions in bloom across the 88-acre botanical garden in downtown Columbus. Fertilize your botanical interest when you wander through exotic plant collections, special horticultural exhibits, and attend educational work shops.

Ohio History Connection

800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211   Directions

(614) 297-2300


Explore the Ohio Historical Society Museum. Learn about the state's past and future as you travel permanent exhibitions like Ohio's Ancient Past, Centuries of Change, The Nature of Ohio, Treasures of Christopher Columbus, and Ohio Architecture. Whether it's social, archeological, or political history, it's documented here.

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