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
*No 2pm showing Aug 21
Now Showing: 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
Sept 23 - Nov 12: 1:00pm | 3:00pm
Coming soon: National Parks Adventure 3D
National Parks Adventure 3D takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors. For 100 years, such spectacularly wild and beautiful places as Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Everglades, the Redwoods, and Arches have been a living monument to the nation’s vast and untamed wilderness. Now, captured with IMAX® 3D cameras and shown in full glory on the world’s largest screens, National Parks Adventure 3D, narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, celebrates the majesty of these treasured landscapes. Join worldclass mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike, and climb their way across America’s most pristine parks, revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
Running Time 45 minutes | Shown in 3D
Aug 25 (FFN): 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:00pm
Coming Soon: Extreme Weather 3D
Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it's more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.
Running Time 39 minutes | Shown in 3D
Sept 23 - Nov 12: 11:00am | 2:00pm | 4:00pm
Nov 15 - Dec 17: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm
Dec 20 - Jan 6: 11:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm | 5:00pm
Coming Soon: Rocky Mountain Express
Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway. Recruited to realize this venture—one of the greatest engineering feats of all time—were engineers and laborers from around the world. The film weaves together spectacular aerial cinematography, archival photographs and maps, and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in this remarkable story from the age of steam.
Running Time 47 minutes | Shown in 2D
Sept 23 - Nov 12: 12:00pm
Coming Soon: Flying Monsters 3D
Just as dinosaurs began their domination of Earth, pterosaurs ruled the prehistoric skies. Some with wingspans as long as a modern jet plane, these flying reptiles were as spectacular in appearance as they were amazing in flight. Join world-renowned naturalist and documentary filmmaker David Attenborough as he recounts the fascinating story of how we humans first discovered that these creatures were real and how they were even able to get off the ground and indeed soar...until their sudden disappearance from Earth.
Running Time 40 minutes | Shown in 3D
Nov 15 - Dec 17: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm
Dec 20 - Jan 6: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm | 6:00pm
Now Showing: Teacher's Choice Films
See the film on your choice from COSI’s library of award-winning giant screen documentaries during your field trip or group visit. Available films.
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.