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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.


Please note the shows begin promptly at the listed time.

Journey to the South Pacific

Now Showing: Journey to the South Pacific 3D

Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine ecosystem on earth. An uplifting story of hope and celebration, Journey to the South Pacific highlights the importance of living in balance with the ocean planet we all call home. Learn More
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Running Time 40 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Showtimes:

Jan 14 - Mar 17 (Wed-Sun): 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm*
*No 4pm showings Sat/Sun from Jan 14 - Feb 12


Secret Ocean 3D

Now Showing: Secret Ocean 3D

Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, he invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey.

Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D” introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini. Learn More
Running Time 40 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Showtimes:

Jan 14 - Feb 16 (Wed-Sun): 11:00am* | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

*No 11am showing Sat/Sun Jan 14 - Feb 16

Tornado Alley 3D

Now Showing: Tornado Alley 3D

Follow Sean Casey from Storm Chasers and other researchers from the Vortex 2 project as they chase tornados through tornado alley in the largest scientific mission around storms ever conducted - it is as close as you will ever want to get to a real tornado! Learn More
Running Time 43 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Showtimes:

Jan 19, Feb 23, Mar 3, 24, 31, Apr 14, 25, May 11, 12, 17: 11:00am

Winter Movie Series

Now Showing: Winter Movie Series

This winter bring your family to COSI to see family-friendly, popular Hollywood movies on the National Geographic Giant Screen. With timeless classics like The Wizard of Oz to new favorites like Frozen, there is something for every movie fan. Each weekend features a different film with shows at 10am and 4pm on the dates listed. Tickets are just $5 per person for Members/$6 for Nonmembers, available in advance and at the door (sell-outs are possible).

Jan 14-15: Frozen (PG) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun
Jan 21-22: Little Mermaid (G) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Jan 28-29: Beauty & the Beast (G) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Feb 4-5: Wizard of Oz (G) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets
Feb 11-12: Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory (G) 10am and 4pm Sat/Sun Buy Tickets

Dream Big 3D

Coming Soon: Dream Big 3D

Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest building to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Learn More
Running Time 40 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Showtimes:

Feb 17 - Mar 17 (Wed-Sun): 11:00am* | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
Mar 18 - May 26: 11:00am* | 1:00pm | 3:00pm

*No 11am showing Feb 23, Mar 3, 24, 31, Apr 14, 25, May 11, 12, 17.

Mysteries of China

Coming Soon: Mysteries of China 3D

Mysteries of China captures one of the great archaeological events of the modern age, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor, and the literal foundation of the China we know today. Through the lens of this groundbreaking discovery, we explore an ancient time when a fierce warrior brought together a warring nation and how an accidental discovery changed everything we know about China’s past. Learn More
Running Time 40 minutes | Shown in 3D

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Showtimes:

Mar 31 - Sept 1: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 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

Showtimes:

Daily: 10:05am


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.