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Experience America’s Natural Beauty: National Parks Adventure at IMAX! 

February 11, 2016

 

National Parks Adventure plays at IMAX at Pacific Science Center starting February 12th. Check out the website here. Runtime: 43 minutes.

With the 100th anniversary of the United State’s National Parks in 2016, National Parks Adventure was created to honor the beauty of our National Parks and acknowledge the important historical figures who made their creation possible. Academy Award winner Robert Redford narrates as the movie follows outdoorsmen as they climb, hike, ski, and bike through a few of the over 400 national parks in America. From the well-known Yosemite, Arches, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks to obscure gems like the winter wonderland of Pictured Rocks National Seashore, the movie captures the beauty of nature and the joy of experiencing it.

The cast mountain-biking in Moab

This is really as close to the parks as you can get without actually visiting—the laser technology of the IMAX projector and the advanced surround sound in the Science Center Theater really transport you into the wild. With beautiful cinematography over panoramic views of America’s untouched frontiers, this isn’t a movie to miss. If the natural beauty of landscapes isn’t enough for you, there are also many wildlife shots: the 3D close-ups of adorable prarie dogs in Wisconsin and shots of bears learning (and often failing) to salmon fish are remarkable as well.

A bear learning to salmon fish in Katmai National Park and Preserve

If you are in fourth grade or have one in your family, keep in mind this lucky bonus: in honor of the 100th anniversary of the national parks, all fourth graders and their families can get free access to national parks this year until August 31st, 2016. The American government is committed to putting every kid in a park this year, and inspiring our youth to appreciate nature and the importance of national parks, forming stewards for the next generation of conservation. We wish we were in fourth grade!

Grand Teton National Park

National Parks Adventure opens at IMAX at Pacific Science Center on February 12th. We could not recommend it highly enough!