Best Museums in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio is the state capital and the second most populous city in the Midwest. While the city is most well known for its university and college football (Go Bucks!), it is also home to a vibrant art scene and a rich history. No trip to Columbus would be complete without visiting some of the great museums that the city has to offer.

Whether you’re in Columbus for business or pleasure, here are a few of the top museums that you should check out.

The Center of Science & Industry

333 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) is a Columbus staple that makes for a perfect family outing with the kids. The 320,000 square foot science museum features more than 300 interactive exhibits, separated into seven themed areas: Ocean, Energy Explorers, Space, Progress, Gadgets, Life, and the Dinosaur Gallery. It also has a planetarium and a giant screen theater.

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the city. The museum houses late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern works along with folk art, glass art, photography, and more. Highlights include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Norman Rockwell, the Philip and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art, and many more. For a special treat, visit on Sundays when admission is free.

The Pizzuti Collection

632 Park St., Columbus, OH 43216

This Columbus museum highlights art from around the world as a way to showcase diversity and different cultures. It features mostly contemporary art, with exhibitions including paintings, sculpture, film, photography, drawings, and prints.