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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Showtimes:

Nov 14 - Dec 23: 12:00pm | 2:00pm*

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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Showtimes:

Nov 24 - Dec 23: 1:00pm | 3:00pm*

Polar Express

Coming Soon: Polar Express

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.
Running Time 100 minutes | Shown in 2D

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Showtimes:

Dec 7: Preshow: 7:30pm, Movie: 8:00pm
Dec 8-9: Preshow: 9:30am, Movie: 10:00am | Preshow: 3:30pm, Movie: 4:00pm
Dec 14: Preshow: 7:30pm, Movie: 8:00pm
Dec 15-16: Preshow: 9:30am, Movie: 10:00am | Preshow: 3:30pm, Movie: 4:00pm

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.