National Parks – An Adventure for All


National Parks Adventure, the newest IMAX 3D movie at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), takes you on a journey like no other. The film is narrated by Academy Award winning actor Robert Redford and features Conrad Anker, a famous climber for The North Face, Max Lowe, a photographer, and Rachel Pohl, an artist and adventurer. These three set out on a journey to visit several National Parks in North America that include climbing and camping at Devils Tower, hiking among the towering Redwood trees in Redwood National Park, mountain biking in Arches National Park and ice climbing in Glacier National Park.

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park System, which is why filmmaker Greg MacGillivray decided to make this film. He wanted to tell the story of the hard work that went into creating these parks.

I enjoyed watching this movie and hope that other people take the time to see it because of the history and the beauty of these places. Overall, the movie was good and the IMAX screen made you feel like you were there but I think it would have been better if they didn’t have so many advertisements by the movie sponsors. It was also had a serious tone and while they did show some funny parts, it might have been better to have lighter moments.

These National Parks are all around us waiting to be experienced. They were created to protect special places for people to enjoy nature and the natural world. People from all over the world come to experience them.

This forty-minute movie runs from May 27 through September 22, 2016 at various times throughout the day. It is a documentary and not rated \ but ages 6 and older would enjoy it. Tickets prices vary depending on just seeing the movie or also visiting the museum. For more details, you see the DMNS website at