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.
Now Showing: Turtle Odyssey
Turtle Odyssey explores the unique lifecycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her incredible journey across the open ocean. The film follows Bunji the green sea turtle from a hatchling into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets incredible creatures and has some really wild encounters. She will eventually migrate, with mysterious precision, back to the very beach where she was born – to lay her own eggs that are the foundation of the next generation.
Best for all ages | Running Time 45 minutes | Shown in 2D
Sept 21 - Dec 22*: 12:00pm | 2:00pm
Dec 23 - Jan 4: 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm
Jan 5 - Feb 28: 12:00pm | 2:00pm
*On Nov 8 and Nov 9 theater lighting levels will be adjusted to enhance the visibility of student ASL interpreters
*No 2:00 showing on Nov 17. No showings on Dec 14-15.
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.
Recommended for all ages | Running Time 47 minutes | Shown in 2D
Nov 20 - Nov 24: 1:00pm | 3:00pm
Coming Soon: Tiny Giants
Take an extraordinary adventure into magical worlds beneath our feet that most of us never see – one where life is lived at an extraordinary intensive pace, where everything we know seems turned on its head. Experience the hidden kingdoms of the Enchanted Forest and the unforgiving desert of the Wild West.
From BBC Earth, this is the story of a day in the life of two little heroes: a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk. For each of them this will be a day they never forget. It’s a story of drama, danger and courage, of insight and revelation, a journey to discover and understand a new and fascinating natural history. Learn More
Recommended for all ages | Running Time 46 minutes | Shown in 3D
Nov 27 - Dec 13: 1:00pm | 3:00pm
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 30 minutes before showtime. Polar Express Live Science Show will start 15 minutes before showtime.
Running Time 100 minutes | Shown in 2D
Dec 14-15: Preshow: 9:15am, Movie: 9:30am | Preshow: 2:45pm, Movie: 3:00pm
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.