COSI - National Geographic Theater

The 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.
Annual Presenting Media Sponsor:
Time Warner Cable

Friday, August 29th, 2014 - D-Day will be shown at 10:15am and 4:00pm (5:00pm D-Day show has been moved for Family Friday Night.)


Great White Shark

Now Showing: Great White Shark

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear… GWS will explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain…
Running Time 50 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Monday - Friday: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm | 4:00pm

Pandas: The Journey Home

Now Showing: Pandas: The Journey Home

Follow the adorable giant panda Tao Tao from birth to release into the wild and get to know the Chinese researchers who helped him prepare for his new life. Filmed on-location in China, Pandas gives you revealing look at these lovable creatures and the people who care for them. A National Geographic Entertainment Production in partnership with Oxford Scientific Films and Sky3D.
Running Time 50 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Monday - Friday: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm | 3:00pm


Now Showing: D-Day: Normandy 1944

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever on giant screens, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this monumental event that changed the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom... A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.
Running Time 50 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Monday - Friday: 10:15am | 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:15am | 5:00pm

Sunday: 12:15pm | 5:00pm

Summer Movie Series

COSI's Summer Movie Series

Starting June 13th, experience your favorite cult classics, sci-fi thrillers and fantasy flicks in COSI's new National Geographic Giant Screen Theater!
14 films starting June 13 running through August 30.

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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!

Giant Screen Dolby Digital

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.