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Teacher's Choice Giant Screen Films

See the film on your choice during your field trip or group visit, including Tornado Alley, Titans of the Ice Age, D-Day: Normandy 1944, Wild Ocean, We the People and many others from COSI’s library of award-winning giant screen documentaries.

Teacher’s Choice show times are listed on the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater page. Tickets are $4 per person with COSI general admission or $6 for movie-only groups. Group size minimum is 12. Two weeks advanced reservations required. Please note that once a film has been selected for a given date other groups are welcome to book into that film and individual walk-up tickets will also be available at COSI’s Box Office.

To book your film, call COSI’s Reservation Team at 614.228.2674

Bugs 3D: A Rainforest Adventure

Bugs 3D: A Rainforest Adventure

Come face-to-face with the amazing universe of Bugs! Follow bug “stars” Papilio (a praying mantis) and Hierodula (a Great Mormon butterfly) in dramatic 3D, as these two little bugs go on a giant screen rainforest adventure in exotic Borneo.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 (3D)

D-Day: Normandy 1944 (3D)

Compelling live action, historical photographs and digital images are used in this new giant screen documentary to show the amazing strategy, coordination, heroism and sacrifice of D-Day.
Electropolis (3D)

Electropolis (3D)

Is our energy future going to be one where blackouts are an everyday occurrence? Can anything prevent this? Let's think about energy now, BEFORE the lights go out!
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
Flight of the Butterflies (3D)

Flight of the Butterflies (3D)

Follow the perilous journey taken by millions of Monarch butterflies each year on one of the world’s most amazing migrations and the true-life story of an intrepid scientist who spend over 40 years searching for the Monarch’s secret winter hideaway.
Flying Monsters (3D)

Flying Monsters (3D)

A groundbreaking film that uses spectacular visuals, cutting-edge 3D technology and CGI, pioneering scientific techniques and recent paleontological finds to bring the story of giant flying monsters to the giant screen. Audiences of all ages will be in awe as they enter a prehistoric world and experience as never before the real Flying Monsters that once ruled the skies.
Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature captures the awesome and inspiring atmospheric and geological events of Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tornados. The film focuses on the scientists who study, predict and encourage prevention of these powerful forces.
Great White Shark (3D)

Great White Shark (3D)

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear…Great White Shark 3D explores the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
Humpback Whales (3D)

Humpback Whales (3D)

Narrated by Golden-Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales explores the hidden world of these fascinating marine mammals as they communicate, sing, play, feed and take care of their young. Found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a remarkable recovery.
Jerusalem (3D)

Jerusalem (3D)

Experience an unprecedented look at the city of Jerusalem. Gain exclusive and unprecedented access to iconic holy sites and little-known parts of Jerusalem.
Journey to the South Pacific (3D)

Journey to the South Pacific (3D)

Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home.
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West chronicles in dramatic form the danger and beauty of the unknown West as seen through the eyes of these two courageous captains. Share with them the thrills and heartaches as they trek to the Pacific Ocean and back
Meerkats (3D)

Meerkats (3D)

Follow Klinky and her clan as they take on the challenges of living in the unforgiving Kalahari Desert. This tale of strength, survival, family and FUN will delight audiences of all ages!
Mysteries of the Unseen World (3D)

Mysteries of the Unseen World (3D)

Go to places you've never been before and see things that are beyond your normal vision yet are literally right in front of your eyes.
National Parks Adventure (3D)

National Parks Adventure (3D)

National Parks Adventure 3D takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® 3D cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure 3D, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. Join worldclass mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike, and climb their way across America’s most pristine parks, revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
Pandas: The Journey Home (3D)

Pandas: The Journey Home (3D)

Take a revealing look at the life of a giant panda and the humans who care for and prepare him for his new life in the wild.
Penguins (3D)

Penguins (3D)

Follow the fortunes of a young male King Penguin, who returns to the place where he was born and raised. Known as Penguin City, this sub-Antarctic island is home to albatrosses, leopard seals and elephant seals—and six million penguins! Somehow our hero must earn his place among the inhabitants and fulfill his destiny by finding a mate and raising a family.
Robots (3D)

Robots (3D)

Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too-distant future are simply revolutionary - and they are becoming eerily like us. What does it take to make a humanoid robot - a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? How close are scientists to replicating some of the particularly challenging human characteristics?
ROBOTS 3D answers these questions and more as it showcases the latest developments - the successes and failures - of robotics around the world. ROBOTS 3D is a fascinating and fun look at what makes us human, how far machines can really go to look and act like us, and how humanoids are already changing the world.
Rocky Mountain Express

Rocky Mountain Express

Take a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway.
Secret Ocean (3D)

Secret Ocean (3D)

Tiny Giants (3D)

Tiny Giants (3D)

Take an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West.

From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. For each of them this will be a day they never forget. It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history.
Titans of the Ice Age (3D)

Titans of the Ice Age (3D)

This film transports viewers to the beautiful and otherworldy frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Peer through the 3D canvas to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species. A time when man shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts.
Tornado Alley (3D)

Tornado Alley (3D)

Follow Sean Casey from Storm Chasers and other researchers from the Vortex 2 project as they chase tornados through tornado alley in the largest scientific mission around storms ever conducted - it is as close as you will ever want to get to a real tornado!
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet (3D)

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet (3D)

On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago – the last great flourish of the dinosaur era. BBC Earth invites you to come on a journey through the seasons, and experience a year in the life of dinosaurs fighting, feeding, migrating, playing and hunting.
We the People

We the People

Explore American Democracy through the ideals and tenets of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The buildings and monuments of Washington DC, historic paintings and photographs come alive making this film a riveting introduction to America's cherished ideals. The film is designed to imbue audiences with respect for the founding documents of our republic and the sacrifices made by successive American generations to maintain our basic freedoms and ideals.
Wild Africa (3D)

Wild Africa (3D)

Wild Africa 3D takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over, and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on Earth. Water, the interconnecting force of this enchanted kingdom, serves as a guide, shaping wild Africa and conjuring up life wherever it journeys… traveling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures, discovering the fascinating secrets of this incredible world. It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.
Wild Ocean (3D)

Wild Ocean (3D)

A timely and uplifting film that celebrates the life in our oceans, the animals that now depend on us to survive. It is a film about the people that come together to protect our world. Hope is alive on the Wild Coast, where Africa meets the sea.

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