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.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Now Showing: Oceans: Our Blue Planet

It is time to embark on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible.

From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Learn More
Best for ages 7+ | Running Time 42 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Jan 6 - Mar 14: 12:00pm | 2:00pm
Mar 23 - Mar 29: 1:00pm | 3:00pm | 5:00pm
Mar 30 - May 17: 1:00pm | 3:00pm

Incredible Predators

Now Showing: Incredible Predators

Incredible Predators deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Advanced filming techniques expose the planet’s top predators in extraordinary footage, putting the audience right beside them as they hunt - on land, under the sea or in the air. Learn More
Best for ages 7+ | Running Time 42 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Jan 6 - Mar 22: 1:00pm | 3:00pm

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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Mar 15 - Mar 22: 12:00pm | 2:00pm
Mar 23 - Mar 29: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm
Mar 30 - Sept 2: 12:00pm | 2:00pm

Hidden Figures

Special Showing: Hidden Figures

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Intro remarks by honorable guest: Columbus City Councilwoman Priscilla R. Tyson. This event is FREE, but space is limited - registration is required. Learn More
Best for ages 10+ | Running Time 127 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Friday March 29th: Event Starts at 6:30pm | Screening begins at 7:00pm

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.