The exhibit was incredible! It's amazing to see how many artifacts they've recovered from deep in the ocean decades later. They had dinner plates that weren't broken that had been used to serve food on board, wallets from passengers, and even bottles with alcohol still in them. One neat thing they also did was when you first walked into the exhibit, you're handed a boarding pass with the name & info of one of the actual Titanic passengers. At the end, you get to see if you lived or survived. Todd & I were both first class passengers so we figured we'd both live and we were right.
Aside from the Titanic exhibit, COSI has a ton of other science exhibits, such as Labs in Life. I was especially interested in this because it's a collaboration between OSU & COSI and features the exercise science & nutrition departments, which is what I was a part of when I was in grad school at OSU. OSU has 3 lab spaces in this exhibit that they actually use for research projects. The 3 lab spaces include VO2max testing, body composition via Bod Pod, and DEXA, which measures body composition and bone density. There were big crowds gathered around the VO2max testing as they were testing some elite cyclists.
Another exhibit we checked out was Progress where you travel back in time to see the technology in 1898 and then turn the corner and see the same town in 1962. I didn't take pics from 1898 but Todd & I had a blast hanging out in 1962.
Todd playing pinball in the diner
Pretty sure this was meant for someone under the age of 6 but Todd felt the need to go for a ride.....and it was hilarious!He had a little trouble getting back out & I couldn't stop laughing
Gas station in 1962
Clearly, I've got my race face on
After dinner, I opened birthday presents from my parents followed by more cake & ice cream.
I would have to say this was probably the best birthday I've had. It was an awesome weekend and I was sad to see it end but am looking forward to lots of fun things planned this summer!