The COSI Museum improves its guests’ viewing experience with digital cinema
The Center of Science and Industry Museum (COSI) was recently voted the #1 science center for families in the US by “Parents” magazine and it’s easy to understand why. With 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, COSI features more than 300 hands-on exhibitions, a giant “Extreme Screen” theater — the largest digital screen in Ohio, — an outdoor science park, and the country’s only high-wire unicycle. Nearly 600,000 people visit the museum each year. The museum offers special events, camps, and family programs that educate and wow children and adults alike.
COSI’s recent conversion from a film to digital theater is another way they’ll give their guests an even more exciting and rewarding cinema experience.
COSI needed a projection solution that could fill their huge screen and match the quality and caliber of their “heart pounding” sound system. They also wanted a green solution in keeping with their mandate of being “for the enrichment of the individual and a more rewarding life on our planet, Earth”. And, with film being such an intrinsic part of their exhibits, COSI needed a projection system that would be reliable and easy to maintain and service.
The museum worked with Vince Butler of CLACO, a Christie Entertainment Solutions Dealer, from Salt Lake City, Utah to determine what they needed to make their new digital projection system a success from the outset and over the long term.