Columbus Museums & History

Columbus Museums & HistoryWe set sail on a journey to discover the best museums in Columbus to help you explore things you never knew about art, horticulture, science, state history and more. Embark on a cultural excursion with our list that will amuse, inspire, and educate anyone with a passing interest to discover Columbus.

Center of Science and Industry
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.

Address: 333 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 228-2674
Web: www.cosi.org

Franklin Park Conservatory
Visit a living museum at the Franklin Park Conservatory, the city's premier horticultural institution. Annual exhibitions include The Orchid Forest, Blooms and Butterflies, and Holidays at the Conservatory. The conservatory also showcases world-class exhibitions by national and international artists like Dale Chihuly's signature collection of glass work.

Address: 1777 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-8733
Web: www.fpconservatory.org

Columbus Museum of Art
Expand your artistic horizons at the Columbus Museum of Art. The museum enjoys an international reputation for its outstanding permanent and temporary installations of European and American Modernism and impressionist art. Expand your culinary horizons at the museum's restaurant, The Palette Express, while expanding your art collecting horizons at the museum's store.

Address: 480 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 221-6801
Web: www.columbusmuseum.org

Ohio Historical Society Museum
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.

Address: 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, OH 43211 - MAP
Phone: (614) 297-2300
Web: www.ohsweb.ohiohistory.org

Columbus Cultural Arts Center
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.

Address: 139 W Main St., Columbus, OH 43215 - MAP
Phone: (614) 645-7047
Web: www.culturalartscenteronline.org

Columbus Ohio Craft Museum
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.

Address: 1665 W 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212 - MAP
Phone: (614) 486-4402
Web: www.ohiocraft.org