National Parks Adventure to open May 27

Kick Off Your Summer with MacGillivray Freeman’s “National Parks Adventure 3D,” Opening at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on May 27

New film commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service


DENVER — May 16 — “National Parks Adventure 3D,” from MacGillivray Freeman Films, will take audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness when it arrives in Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on May 27. 


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 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all. The film was produced in association with Brand USA and presented globally by Expedia, Inc., and Subaru of America, Inc., with major support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium 


“’National Parks Adventure’ captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit,” said Robert Redford, the renowned actor, director, and environmentalist who narrates the film.  


Filmed in more than 30 national parks across the country, this immersive film 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 inspires the adventurer in all of us. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras and shown in full glory on the giant screen, “National Parks Adventure” celebrates the majesty of our national parks and treasured landscapes while highlighting the importance of protecting them.


“There are 411 national parks, monuments and heritage sites in our country that many families have not been able to explore,” said two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Greg MacGillivray. “Our hope is that ‘National Parks Adventure’ will encourage our audiences to discover the beauty and sanctuary of these American treasures, which belong to every one of us.”


“As we head into Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season, we’re thrilled to open this film and hope it inspires people to get out and explore our incredible natural world through our beloved national parks,” said Amanda Bennett, director of marketing and communications at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.


MacGillivray Freeman films have sold more than 1 billion tickets worldwide. “National Parks Adventure” follows in the tradition of the filmmakers’ other popular films — including “Everest,” “Dolphins,” “The Living Sea” and “To the Arctic” — that are set in some of the most extraordinary places on the planet. 


Phipps IMAX Theater is located in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 303-370-6000 or visit


The film is family friendly and has a run time of 43 minutes.



NOTE: Photos available.


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