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The Fleet Science Center Takes Audiences on a Journey Across America with Into America’s Wild

A visually stunning cinematic experience narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, this documentary film celebrates America’s natural treasures and time spent in the wild.

October 22, 2021

Climber Miranda Oakley dangles delicately under Wilson’s Arch in Moab, Utah.

Climber Miranda Oakley dangles delicately under Wilson’s Arch in Moab, Utah.
An Eagle Owl stares into the camera in Utah’s Pando Aspen Grove.

An Eagle Owl stares into the camera in Utah’s Pando Aspen Grove.
Ariel Tweto marvels at the undulating sandstone formations in Antelope Canyon, near Page, Arizona.

Ariel Tweto marvels at the undulating sandstone formations in Antelope Canyon, near Page, Arizona.
Ariel and John admire the other-worldly sandstone hoodoos in New Mexico’s Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness.

Ariel and John admire the other-worldly sandstone hoodoos in New Mexico’s Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness.
Sun sets over the stunning coastline of Secret Beach in the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor in southern Oregon.

Sun sets over the stunning coastline of Secret Beach in the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor in southern Oregon.
A kiteboarder soars above the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

A kiteboarder soars above the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.
Climber Miranda Oakley stands atop the famous corkscrew summit on Ancient Art at Fisher Towers in Moan, Utah.

Climber Miranda Oakley stands atop the famous corkscrew summit on Ancient Art at Fisher Towers in Moan, Utah.
San Diego, CA—From the award-winning producers of the hit documentary National Parks Adventure comes MacGillivray Freeman’s Into America’s Wild, a cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world opening in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, October 29, 2021.  
 
A celebration of the transformational allure of nature and wild places, Into America’s Wild, is a non-stop ride via kayak, bike, train, hot air balloon, zipline, kite surfboard and more into 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 wall-to-wall with natural treasures and the joy that comes from spending time in nature. Guiding this journey are three trailblazers—Native American astronaut John Herrington, Alaskan pilot and youth advocate Ariel Tweto, and record-breaking long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis—who share a passion for connecting people to experiences in the wild.  As they wind their way through the scenic byways, ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of America, viewers will discover the special human connection we all share with the natural world.
 
Into America’s Wild is not only a non-stop adventure to some of America’s most stunning but little-known natural landscapes and trails, it’s also a vital exploration into how being in nature can spark peak experiences that improve our lives,” said Greg MacGillivray, chairman of MacGillivray Freeman Films and director of Into America’s Wild. “We set out to show North America’s infinite beauty, but also the magic that nature can work on every one of us, how it invites us to be part of something bigger than ourselves."
 
“Studies show that spending time in nature makes us more creative, more energetic and that it's crucial to our overall well-being,” adds Shaun MacGillivray, the film’s producer and president of MacGillivray Freeman Films“With the full immersive impact of the giant screen IMAX experience, Into America’s Wild invites viewers to connect to their inner trailblazer and set out on their own outdoor adventures, whether it’s a trip to the mountains or desert or a walk in their neighborhood park. Nature reinvigorates us and makes us feel more alive.” 
 
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman and directed by Academy Award nominee Greg MacGillivray, Into America’s Wild is a MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and is presented by Expedia and United Airlines.
 
This film is family-friendly and has a run time of 40 minutes.  For more information, please visit fleetscience.org/shows/americas-wild.
 
For more information about the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater, please visit fleetscience.org/shows
 
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About MacGillivray Freeman Films

MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 45 films for IMAX® and giant-screen theaters to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards, including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one billion dollar benchmark for the worldwide box office. For more information about the company, visit macgillivrayfreemanfilms.com.

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About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.