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.

Turtle Odyssey

Now Showing: Turtle Odyssey

Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. The film follows Bunji the green sea turtle from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters. She will eventually migrate, with mysterious precision, back to the very beach where she was born – to lay her own eggs that are the foundation of the next generation. Learn More
Best for all ages | Running Time 45 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Showtimes:

Sept 21 - Dec 22*: 12:00pm | 2:00pm
Dec 23 - Jan 4: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm
Jan 5 - Feb 28: 12:00pm | 2:00pm
*No 2:00 showing on Dec 14-15.

Tiny Giants

Now Showing: Tiny Giants

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
Recommended for all ages | Running Time 46 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Showtimes:

Nov 27 - Dec 22*: 1:00pm | 3:00pm
Dec 23 - Jan 4: 1:00pm | 3:00pm | 5:00pm
Jan 5 - Feb 2: 1:00pm | 3:00pm
*No 3:00 showing on Dec 14-15.


Polar Express

Coming Soon: Polar Express

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 30 minutes before showtime. Polar Express Live Science Show will start 15 minutes before showtime.
Running Time 100 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Showtimes:

Dec 14-15: Preshow: 9:15am, Movie: 9:30am | Preshow: 2:45pm, Movie: 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.