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Sunrise in Yosemite Valley looking onto El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks.  Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Sunrise in Yosemite Valley looking onto El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Devils Tower National Monument rises 1,267 feet in the Black Hills of Wyoming. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Devils Tower National Monument rises 1,267 feet in the Black Hills of Wyoming. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Conrad Anker scales the columns of Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Conrad Anker scales the columns of Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Conrad Anker, Max Lowe and Rachel Pohl overlook Canyonlands National Park while mountain biking through Moab, Utah.  Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Conrad Anker, Max Lowe and Rachel Pohl overlook Canyonlands National Park while mountain biking through Moab, Utah. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Rachel Pohl paints the landscapes of Bryce Canyon in Utah.  Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Rachel Pohl paints the landscapes of Bryce Canyon in Utah. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
The Colorado River carves out the Grand Canyon in Arizona.  Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
The Colorado River carves out the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Prairie dogs are protected and thrive around Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming.  Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Prairie dogs are protected and thrive around Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray
Half Dome rises 4,737 feet above the Merced River on the floor of Yosemite Valley in California.  Copyright Dimitri Fomin
Half Dome rises 4,737 feet above the Merced River on the floor of Yosemite Valley in California. Copyright Dimitri Fomin
The Great Fountain Geyser erupts in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.  Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Brad Ohlund
The Great Fountain Geyser erupts in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Brad Ohlund
Arches National Park in Utah is home to more than 2,000 known arches.  Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: David Fortney
Arches National Park in Utah is home to more than 2,000 known arches. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: David Fortney
Rachel Pohl
Rachel Pohl

The giant screen film National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Moviegoers will soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks and explore other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all. It captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit.

  • Travel to more than 30 amazing national parks from the comfort of your seat in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater.
  • Meet adorable prairie dogs and watch Alaskan bears fish for salmon.
  • This is more than a walk in the park—experience rock climbing, mountain biking and ice climbing in national parks.
  • Learn how America's national parks got their start.
Filmed in more than 30 national parks across the country, this immersive film for IMAX® theaters follows world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s spectacularly wild and beautiful places—including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite and Arches—revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us. Captured with IMAX cameras and shown in full glory in the Fleet Science Center’s Giant Dome Theater, National Parks Adventure celebrates the majesty of our national parks and treasured landscapes while highlighting the importance of protecting them. It will inspire you to take your own adventure to one of America’s 408 national parks! Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford. 

Fast Park Facts

Find your park! Visit http://findyourpark.com/find to find national parks near you or to plan a trip to one.

Did you know ... ? San Diego has a national park: Cabrillo National Monument

City, state, national ... ? The Fleet Science Center's home is in beautiful Balboa Park, which is a city park. Many of San Diego's beaches, such as Moonlight and Silver Strand, are California state parks.

Teachers

Bring your class to see National Parks Adventure! Watch this educators' trailer to find out how this film can help you inspire your students. Common core and NGSS topics covered by the film include social studies, map skills, life sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, geology, meteorology and language arts. You can find the educator guide here. To book a field trip to see this film at the Fleet Science Center, email ClientServices@rhfleet.org or call (619) 238-1233 x 806.

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