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

Amazon Adventure (3D)

Amazon Adventure (3D)

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s.
America's Musical Journey (3D)

America's Musical Journey (3D)

America’s Musical Journey follows singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of American music and explores the great musical cities—places like New Orleans, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, New York City and more—where such electrifying art forms as jazz, the blues, country, soul and rock and roll were born.
Backyard Wilderness (3D)

Backyard Wilderness (3D)

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses - in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, the film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.
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.
Dream Big (3D)

Dream Big (3D)

Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest building to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.
Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it's more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.
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.
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.
Museum Alive (3D)

Museum Alive (3D)

The fantasy that drives sleepovers and fires the imagination of every museum visitor is at the very heart of Museum Alive 3D: what if the exhibits could come to life? In this dramatic, informative and entertaining film, audiences get to follow one lucky visitor who stays in the museum after dark, when the most fascinating extinct prehistoric creatures rise again. Dinosaurs, a sabre-tooth tiger, giant birds and monster reptiles escape their display cases, shake off the dust and explore the museum, by means of stunning special effects. And far from being just fantasy, everything in Museum Alive 3D is firmly rooted in the latest science, through a unique collaboration between leading palaeontologists and award-winning CGI artists. Audiences will be treated to a thrilling, spectacular film that both educates and entertains - because as the lights go down, the past comes roaring back to life!
Mysteries of China

Mysteries of China

Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.

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