March 2012

This guest post comes from Jaclyn Reynolds, Public Relations and Social Media Manager at COSI Columbus.

One of my favorite things about working at COSI Columbus is getting to see the new exhibitions and learning something new every day!  This past weekend, we opened our WATER exhibition.  It always surprises me how these exhibits arrive in lots of crates and boxes and two weeks later become gorgeous exhibitions. 

The exhibit celebrates, explores and teaches all about water.  Through hands-on activities, videos and fun things to walk through (like a water vapor curtain and a canyon), you learn about the different properties of water and how parts of our planet get along with too much water or too little water.  Did you know that the earth is 70% water?  That’s why they call it the “blue planet!”

The exhibit seems fitting with tomorrow’s celebration of World Water Day!  That is a day set aside by the United Nations to promote clean water and sustainable aquatic habits.  In celebration of that, our friends at Whole Foods Market in Dublin are donating 5% of all sales to COSI on Thursday, March 22, between 8 a.m.-10 p.m.  Plus, Whole Foods Market will have a scavenger hunt to explain how much water is in food and completing it could mean a discount for COSI admission so you can come see us and the WATER exhibition.   

We’re thankful for all of the support from the community for our WATER exhibition and to our friends at Whole Foods for their generosity.  We hope to see you at COSI soon!

~Post by Jaclyn Reynolds, Public Relations and Social Media Manager at COSI Columbus. To learn more about COSI or the limited engagement of WATER (March 17-September 3, 2012) visit   

Note: The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau offers 14 hotels just minutes from COSI and downtown Columbus (many which offer discounted tickets to COSI and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium). For more information about getaway packages, visit or call 800/245-8387.

Our last post offered the low down on the City of Dublin’s big St. Patrick’s Day celebration–which happens tomorrow, Saturday, March 10. (Yes, that’s right. A week early because we simply can’t go one more week without a celebration.)  But, wait. There’s MORE …

The folks in Historic Dublin, Ohio (sometimes called the “BriHi” district for it’s location at the corner of Bridge & High Streets) are embracing the fact that there will be a GIANT parade marching through the district and they are offering all kinds of fun discounts, goodies and incentives to encourage visitors to stay and play through the afternoon and evening. Be sure to visit these Historic Dublin businesses while you’re getting your green on tomorrow:

  • Conley and Partners / Prudential Metrix Realtors – Annual Parade Party 10 am – 1 pm – Enjoy complimentary popcorn and balloons during the parade.
  • Clover Boutique  – Free “Irish” buttons and stickers, as well as 20% off anything green in the store from Sat., March 10-17.
  • Our Cupcakery – Find your “Lucky Pot of Sweet Gold.”  Doors open at 9 am with warm Irish scones and hot coffee. Then grab a coin and win a sweet surprise. 
  • Aboxa Fudge – Visit our tent for water, soda, coffee and Fudge during the parade.
  • Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt – Get your cup of gold by keeping gold in your pocket.  25 % off all yogurt flavors, all day Saturday during and after the parade.
  • The State Bank – Free balloons and Irish tattoos for the kids during the parade!
  • The Brazenhead Irish Pub — Live Irish music on both Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 17.

Parade Day and throughout March Specials

  • Boho 72 – 17% off anything green Sat., March 10 -17!
  • Ha’penny Bridge Imports of Ireland – Our Pot of Gold will be giving out 10%, 15%, & 17% discounts.  Enjoy savings throughout the month of March.
  • White of Dublin –  Rosa Clara trunk show and a 10% discount on Rosa Clara gowns in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Blankets and Booties –  Enjoy a 25% discount on all regularly priced merchandise from March 11-17!
  • Dublin Village Tavern – House made Corned Beef & Cabbage on Saturday, March 10th and Saturday, March 17 for $11.95.
  • Woodhouse Day Spa – Mother and daughter St. Patrick’s Day special. Purchase one manicure or pedicure and your daughter will receive one of equal or lesser value. Each additional daughter is 50% off. Valid through March 17.
  • Studio 76 Kitchens and Baths – Schedule a free Kitchen Design Consultation. Call or stop in.

For more specific information about Historic Dublin businesses, visit To plan your Dublin Ohio visit, check out the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website: or call 800/245-8387.