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No more doom and gloom at COSI

 
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The Dispatch wrote No more doom and gloom at COSI

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

BY MATT TULLIS

In 2005, an exhibit on the Titanic kept COSI Columbus afloat amid an ocean of financial troubles and mounting criticism.

The high-profile attraction arrived less than a year after the science museum had cut 67 jobs, closed two days a week and shuttered 32,000 square feet of exhibit space. The 226,000 people who visited the exhibit — and the corresponding 41 percent increase in gate receipts — effectively formed a lifeline.

Three years later, COSI has entered much calmer waters: Attendance and revenue have rebounded, museum officials are touting new exhibits and corporate alliances, and the science center has reopened seven days a week during the summer.

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