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.

Closed captioning is available in COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater for films whose producers have provided it. Please contact a theater usher for assistance with these devices and services. Please contact COSI to learn which current films contain this resource.

Please note the shows begin promptly at the listed time.

Superpower Dogs

Now Showing: Superpower Dogs

Join an immersive giant screen adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs and their human partners who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives in avalanches and earthquakes. As we discover the extraordinary abilities of dogs and the remarkable science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again! Learn More
Best for ages 7+ | Running Time 45 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Showtimes:

Mar 30 - Sept 2: 12:00pm | 2:00pm*

Apollo 11

Now Showing: Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

A thrilling giant-screen experience that showcases the real-life moments of the first lunar landing, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition takes you straight to the heart of this historic human endeavor. With never-before-seen 70mm footage and a trove of newly discovered audio recordings, the filmmakers reconstruct the Apollo 11 mission in astonishing detail. Audiences will experience the exhilarating final moments of preparation, the countdown, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Learn More
Best for ages 5+ | Running Time 47 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Showtimes:

May 25 - Sept 2: 1:00pm | 3:00pm

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!

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.

Don’t miss The Polar Express Movie Weekends at COSI for holiday fun for the whole family. Enjoy The Polar Express (G) in COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater with hot chocolate, cookies, and other surprises. Pajamas are welcome! Theater doors will open 45 minutes before showtime. Polar Express Live Science Show will start 30 minutes before showtime.