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.
Now Showing: 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.
Running Time 42 minutes | Shown in 3D
Mar 31 - Sept 4: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm
Coming Soon: Journey to Space 3D
In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the moon, and lived continuously in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop … Mars! Narrated by: Patrick Stewart.
Running Time 45 minutes | Shown in 3D
May 27 - Sept 4: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
Science on Screen: The Martian
With the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation COSI is proud to present Science on Screen, a conversation series that explores the surprising science surrounding major movie stories. This event will feature 2015’s “The Martian” presented in glorious 4K 3D in COSI’s National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.
Before the film guests will explore the realities of life on mars with COSI Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Sutter in the COSI Planetarium. Guests will be given an opportunity to interact and help lead the discussion on the science behind human travel and colonization of Mars, the evidence of life on Mars, and the science behind the film.
Starts at 7 in the planetarium, over by 10:15.
Running Time 151 minutes | Shown in 3D
June 23: 7:00pm
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.