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

 

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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Showtimes:

Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm | 2:00pm

Dinos 3D

Now Showing: Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D

Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D is an exciting adventure that transports audiences back to Cretaceous Alaska. The main characters in the story are a herd of large, frilled, plant eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters, and from the moment they hatch, they face predators, weather extremes and natural disaster as they fight for survival through the seasons. It’s an epic yet intimate story, and audiences of all ages will empathise with them and their struggles, just as they do with animals in contemporary wildlife documentaries.
Running Time 20 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Showtimes:

Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am | 11:30am | 3:00pm | 3:30pm

D-Day

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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Showtimes:

Wednesday - Sunday: 1:00pm | 4:00pm

Teachers Choice

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

Showtime:

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:15am

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.