Reel Science: National Parks Adventure

May 10 | 6:30PM

Panel discussion moderated by Jim Desmond, Oregon State Director for The Nature Conservancy

Join us for a special Reel Science honoring the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Enjoy a panel discussion of local experts on why national parks are important, how they are a part of our cultural landscape, and more, plus a viewing of the new giant screen documentary, National Parks Adventure narrated by Robert Redford. Please note: the date has changed for this event. It was originally scheduled for May 11.


6:15PM | Doors Open

6:30PM | Panel and Q&A: Our National Parks

  • Scott Burns, Professor of Geology at PSU
  • Steve Mark, Historian at Crater Lake National Park
  • Doug Wilson, Adjunct Associate Professor at PSU and Regional Archaeologist at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

8:15PM | Movie: National Parks Adventure (Duration: 50 mins. | Rating: All Ages)

Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome.


The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.


Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc.  Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.  

Local support for National Parks Adventure provided by Airstream Adventures Northwest.