COSI - National Geographic Theater

The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater - the Ultimate Window to the World

The National Geographic Giant Screen is your portal to explore science, culture, history and nature. Through the immersive experience of the giant screen, combined with 3D technology, Dolby surround sound and 4K projection providing the clearest, life-like images - you will be transported to the inside of a molecule, to the edge of space, to beautiful and distant lands.
Annual Presenting Media Sponsor:
Time Warner Cable

Please note the shows begin promptly at the listed time.


Now Showing: JERUSALEM

Filmed for the first time in 3D and for the giant screen, JERUSALEM immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make JERUSALEM a unique and stunning cinematic experience. Learn More
Running Time 45 minutes | Shown in 3D and 2D

Faith Guides
Education Guides
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June 12-September 7: Fri-Sun 10:05 (2D) | Fri-Sun 3:00 (3D)

Tiny Giants 3D

Now Showing: 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. Learn More
Running Time 46 minutes | Shown in 3D

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June 1 - September 7: 11:00am* | 1:00pm | Mon-Thur 3:00pm

*Robots 3D - Teacher Preview showing on Aug 11, 11:00am in lieu of Tiny Giants.

Tiny Giants 3D

Now Showing: 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. Learn More
Running Time 39 minutes | Shown in 3D

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June 1 - September 7: 12:00pm* | 2:00pm | 4:00pm

*Secret Ocean - Teacher Preview showing on August 11, 12:00pm in lieu of Humpback Whales.

Summer Movie Series

Now Showing: COSI's Summer Movie Series

COSI's Summer Movie Series is the best of classic sci-fi, fantasy and adventure films all on COSI's National Geographic Giant Screen - movies the way they were meant to be seen! Each ticket includes the feature film along with pre-show fun (30 minutes before show time). Learn More
Line-up for Summer 2015:
June 19-20 Ghostbusters (PG)
June 26-27 Princess Bride (PG)
July 10-11 Avengers (PG-13)
July 17-18 Thor (PG-13)
July 24-25 Gremlins (PG)
July 31-August 1 Men in Black (PG-13)
August 7-8 Back to the Future (PG)
August 14-15 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG)

*Schedule subject to change

Teachers Choice

Now Showing: Teacher's Choice 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. Learn More


Monday - Thursday (6/1 - 9/7): 10:05am*

*Living in the Age of Airplanes - Teacher Preview showing on August 11.

New 4K Digital Projection System

COSI has the most cutting edge technology in digital projection with the recent installation of 4K projection which creates a larger, sharper, brighter image. COSI can now show the highest frame rate in the industry - 60 frames per second - the next frontier for digital movie making. Come see it for yourself!

Giant Screen Dolby Digital

More than Movies

COSI's partnership with National Geographic extends beyond the theater to bring you additional world-class programming and experiences. Watch for National Geographic speakers and workshops, as well as programs co-developed by National Geographic for COSI members and visitors.