Earth: an “out of space” experience! This is a unique way to look at the earth. Nowhere else but in Columbus Earth Theater, you can enjoy this experience.

Unique experience.

Columbus Earth Theater takes you on a spectacular journey to undiscovered places. Nowhere else in the world you can have this unforgettable film experience. Look down on the earth and experience the space view just like an astronaut. Your view of the world will never be the same.

You can watch several films in 2 different theaters: Earth Theater and National Geographic Theater.

Earth Theater

The earth is a fascinating combination of untouched nature and human intervention. Columbus shows how beautiful and vulnarable the earth is, how we use it, the effect thereof and what we do to protect it.

EARTH: our planet, our home

Discover the world with fantastic film of National Geographic. Columbus is the first National Geographic Theater in Europe. The (3D) films from National Geographic show the residents of our planet, from the smalles microbes till the most sufisticated robots.
Earth Theater


Cube Design Museum, Continium Discovery Center and Columbus Earth Center are part of the Stichting Museum voor Industrie en Samenleving (Foundation Museum for Industry and Society).
All three are located together at the Museumplein in Kerkrade and tell part of the same story: the ralationship of humanity with the world around him.

On the lowest level of the Museumplein you will find the restaurant “Brasserie M”. This is a great place to have lunch or to rest while enjoying a cup of coffee.
You can download a few discount coupons here.

Museumplein, Kerkrade

Practical info:

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
During school holidays (region south) also open on Monday.

Closed on:
– 25 December (Christmas)
– 1 January (New Year’s Day)
– Carnaval (Sunday – Tuesday)
– 27 April (Kingsday)

Ticket prices and time schedule of the shows differ per film. Please check the website for more info.
Combination tickets are available if you plan to visit the Continium or Cube Museum on the same day.

Car parking is free at the train station of Kerkrade.

Museumplein 2
6461 MA Kerkrade
Tel.: +31-(0)45-567 60 20