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



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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February 27: 12:00 (3D) | 2:00 (2D) | 4:00 (3D)
February 28-March 1: 1:00 (2D) | 2:00 (3D)
March 4-6: 12:00 (3D) | 2:00 (2D) | 4:00 (3D)
March 7-8: 1:00 (2D) | 2:00 (3D)
*March 11-May 31: 12:00 (3D) | 2:00 (2D) | 4:00 (3D)

*Please consult COSI's operating schedule for days when COSI is closed



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

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Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00pm | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
February 21-22, February 28 - March 1, March 7-8: 12:00pm | 3:00pm

Dinos 3D

Now Showing: Winter Movie Series

This winter bring your family to COSI to see family-friendly, popular Hollywood movies on the National Geographic Giant Screen. With timeless classics like The Wizard of Oz to new favorites like Frozen, there is something for every movie fan. Each weekend features a different film with shows at 10am and 4pm on the dates listed (February 6 show is at 7:30pm). Tickets are just $5 per person for Members/$6 for Nonmembers, available in advance through and at the door (sell-outs are possible).

Jan 24-25 Finding Nemo (G) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Jan 31-Feb 1 Monsters, Inc. (G) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Feb 6 (7:30), Feb 7-8 Frozen (PG) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Feb 21-22 Shrek (PG) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Feb 28-Mar 1 Despicable Me (PG) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Mar 7 Wizard of Oz (G) 10am and 4pm Sat Buy Tickets
Mar 8 Wizard of Oz (G) 4pm Sun Buy Tickets

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


Wednesday - Sunday: 10:15am

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.