FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fernbank Museum Extends National Parks Adventure IMAX® Showings
Spectacular Views Are Sure to Inspire Summer Road Trips
ATLANTA, June 23, 2016 – Due to popular demand, Fernbank Museum of Natural History will extend showings of the acclaimed film, National Parks Adventure, through August 18. The film, narrated by Robert Redford and starring legendary climber Conrad Anker, is the ultimate off-trail adventure – taking viewers over red rock canyons, up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary national parks.
Along the way, the film becomes 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. Fernbank hopes that the film’s extended run at the museum will give visitors the opportunity to fulfill a summer bucket list item without the long road trip as they explore the great outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature through the magic of IMAX®. Audiences who seek some added thrills with the beautiful views will also mountain bike down steep cliffs in Utah; climb rocks, mountains and frozen waterfalls with Conrad Anker; study Redwoods with botanists high in the trees; take a historic camping trip with Theodore Roosevelt; and ride the rapids through the Grand Canyon.
“There are 408 national parks in our country that many families have not been able to explore,” says 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.”
Incredible views of America’s spectacularly wild and beautiful places — including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches – are sure to ignite the spirit of summer exploration in this 43-minute adventure.
“National Parks Adventure captures the stunning beauty of our wild places and reminds us these landscapes are an essential part of the human spirit,” states film narrator and Academy Award® winner Robert Redford.
The film speaks to Fernbank’s environmental and educational mission, and highlights the importance of protecting green spaces like the 65-acre Fernbank Forest, which is a seminal part of Fernbank Museum’s history. Fernbank visitors will soon be able to embark on an exploration from right off the museum’s terrace with the grand opening of adventurous exhibits, elevated walkways, and nature-inspired activities in WildWoods, which will provide an experiential path into the old-growth environment of Fernbank Forest.
National Parks Adventure is a MacGillivray Freeman film 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 will show daily at Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre through Thursday, August 18. National Parks Adventure will also show Friday evenings during Martinis & IMAX®. For exact show times, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore/imax-theatre/. IMAX® tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children, and $8 for Museum members, and can be purchased online at fernbankmuseum.org or by calling 404-929-6400.
For more information, visit www.NationalParksAdventure.com.