Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Central Ohio moms - money saving tip

While I am taking a week off for Easter I thought I would post some "retro" posts of mine. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!!

For those of you who live in Central Ohio, you are probably familiar with COSI. For those who are not, COSI is a center of science and industry. It has amazing displays for kids and a HUGE play area that actually teaches them something. ( Not to mention the big bean bag chairs for the parents to chat, breastfeed or pray for strength :) ) The really great thing about the play area is that it is secure. You have to check in, get a special tag and you must present that tag along with the child to exit.

Anywho.... A year admission to COSI for a family is $82. I just found out that you can buy a membership to the William McKinley presidential library in Museum for $49 (It is based out of Canton, OH ) With the membership to the McKinley museum, you get into COSI anytime you would like. More than that it also allows you into 250 other science centers and museums around the country. A great idea when you are on vacation and its raining! Even for those who don't live in Central Ohio it may be worth checking out to see if they cover a museum or center around you.

Here is the website

That is a savings of almost $40. Just thought I would share!


Katy said...

That IS a good deal! We live closer to the McKinley Museum than COSI, but we enjoy visiting the Columbus area... I might need to look into that! Thanks for the tip!!

Marcy said...

If you put the COSI membership in your child's name, it is MUCH cheaper. I can't remember the exact savings, but that is an option too.

Great tip!

Sandy said...

When our girls were young, we visited the Cincinnati Children's & Natural History Museum a lot as well. So, we got a membership to that (including parking) and it got us into COSI for free also...

Anonymous said...

That's great to know-thanks!

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled upon this post, if you are a Family that has WIC (women infants and children), Medicaid, caresource you can get a membership to COSI for $20!!!! Just thought I would also point that out!