In Search of Nature’s Hidden Wonders
Step off the beaten path and connect to your inner trailblazer in this cross-country journey to some of the most beautiful but little-known landscapes of North America. From the wilds of Alaska and the lush coastline of Oregon to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail, Into America’s Wild is a non-stop ride via kayak, train, bike, hot air balloon and more that explores the transformational allure of wild places and the human connection we all share with the natural world.
This is a paid experience.
|Children (ages 2-12)||$8.95|
|Adults (ages 13-59)||$10.95|
|Seniors (ages 60+)||$8.95|
|College Students with ID||$8.95|
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Explore our own gateway to the wild, GROW.
Explore the science behind one of the most important parts of life: our food. Where does it come from? How does it grow? How far does it travel to get to us? And how can each of us ensure that everyone has delicious, nutritious food to eat? You’ll find the answers to these questions and so much more in GROW, the largest U.S. gallery of its kind focused solely on agriculture.
Come check our our new chickens, bees and everything GROW has to offer in our special outdoor area and pavilion!
Welcome to the Activity Guide for “Into America’s Wild,” a film for IMAX® and giant screen theaters about the wonders of nature. As filmmakers, we have been making educational documentaries for more than 40 years. This film is one of our most important efforts because in this age of technology-driven society, it reminds us of the importance of spending more time in nature. This is especially true for our children, who now spend, on average, approximately seven hours per day in front of some sort of screen — cell phones, TVs or computers.
We hope the film and the activities in this guide will strengthen a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of our natural world and build a sense of responsibility to preserve and protect it. We also hope it highlights the importance of finding new ways for all people to have access to nature. “Into America’s Wild” was inspired, in part, by the work of author Richard Louv, who writes eloquently about the human right to nature-connection and the inequities to access that some experience due to race and income, among other factors. In the back of this guide, you will find a list of organizations that are working tirelessly to connect more people to nature and create greater access everywhere.
Studies show that spending time in nature makes us more creative and energetic, and it’s important to our overall well-being. Our guides in the film — pioneering Native American astronaut John Herrington and Alaskan pilot and youth advocate Ariel Tweeto — are inspiring role models as they share their passion for the out-of-doors.
Now is the time to leave our indoor spaces and learn in one of our best classrooms: outdoors in nature. So let’s go outside into our wild places — in our backyards, city parks, fields and streams — to explore, discover and learn, and at the same time be filled with joy and wonder about the plants, animals and natural systems that sustain us.
—The filmmaking team at MacGillivray Freeman Films
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