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.
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Now Showing: 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.
Running Time 45 minutes | Shown in 3D
Sept 24 - Nov 20 (Wed-Sun): 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm* * Oct 8, Nov 12 - Sensory Friendly Second Saturday - (2D Showing, lower sound, higher light levels)
Now Showing: 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.
Running Time 40 minutes | Shown in 3D
Sept 24 - Dec 16 (Wed-Sun): 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm*
* Oct 8, Nov 12 - Sensory Friendly Second Saturday - (2D Showing, lower sound, higher light levels)
Coming Soon: Science on Screen: Halloween (1978)
See John Carpenter's 1978 classic, now digitally remastered and presented on COSI's giant screen. Following the film, join a panel of experts from The Ohio State University to discuss the science of fear from the perspectives of disease, psychology, human science, and filmmaking. 6:45 Pre-show talk by OSU experts, 7:00 Showtime with expert panel Q&A immediately following the film. Halloween is rated R. This event is for guests 21+
Running Time 110 minutes | Shown in 2D
Oct 6: 6:45pm
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
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.