Enter to Win Tickets to National Parks Adventure 3D!


National Parks Adventure 3D is the latest film to hit the big screen at the National History Museum’s Johnson IMAX Theater. And I have two 4-Packs of tickets to see it up for grabs.

Explore the wilds of America and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service in this giant screen film as big as the outdoors. National Parks Adventure, narrated by Robert Redford, is an adventure for the whole family. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb, and explore their way across America’s most pristine parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

National Parks Adventure is an awe-inspiring visual and musical journey that reminds us of America’s great natural heritage. 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, and Arches.

I caught a screening of the film a few weeks ago, and for the full 45 minutes, was completely immersed in the spectacular scenery and thrilling adventure. We soared through Yosemite, walked among the giant redwoods of Muir Woods, scaled rock faces in Arches, and climbed ice walls in Glacier as we explored the beauty and history of the nation’s protected lands. It’s a magnificent journey sure to captivate viewers of all ages.

National Parks Adventure 3D is playing at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Tickets are $9/adult and $7.50/ages 2-12, and can be purchased online at or at the IMAX box office located in the Museum. View showtimes here.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a 4-Pack of tickets to see National Parks Adventure 3D, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite National Park or one you’d most like to visit. To be eligible, you must follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (sign up on the left). There will be two 4-Pack giveaways, the first will run through March 3, and the second through March 10. After the end of each, a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Smithsonian Entertprises, however, I only promote programs, products, and services that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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101 Responses to Enter to Win Tickets to National Parks Adventure 3D!

  1. Pete

    Yellowstone! Incredible visit two years ago.

  2. Jing Zhu

    Thank you for the generous giveaway. Our favorite national park is Shenandoah!!! Love the trails and pike.

  3. sandy

    my favorite national park is Yellow Stone. We love it!

  4. sonia

    Happy 6 years to you!!

    Bryce Canyon took our breath away. Can’t wait to bring the kids!

  5. Julie

    I have always wanted to visit Glacier National Park.

  6. Patti

    Glacier National Park in Montana is on my bucket list for when my kids are a little older 🙂

  7. Eric

    I love Yosemite, and hope one day to visit Glacier National Park.

  8. My family loves Yosemite and can’t wait for our next trip.

  9. Ann

    I can’t wait to bring the kids to Yellowstone so that our “Planes 2: Fire and Rescue” obsessed 5 year-old can see the scenery in real life. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

  10. Laura

    I loved Grand Canyon when I was there and got to see it. I’d love to visit Yellowstone some day!

  11. Cara

    This past November I hiked part of the Appalachian Trial in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and it was amazing!

  12. Ashley

    Yellowstone was my favorite growing up and I’m looking forward to taking my kids one day! We took them to Arches and Grand Canyon two years ago and they loved them both!

  13. Lyndsey Medsker

    Glacier National Park, Montana!

  14. Sandy

    Love Yellowstone

  15. Elizabeth Leach

    Love Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park!

  16. Andrea

    Rocky Mountain National Park was breathtaking (though driving up the mountain was a bit nerve wrecking).

  17. Joyce

    We go to Great Falls since it’s close by, but we are planning to visit the Grand Canyon next year!

  18. debbie g.

    Denali National Park!!!

  19. Kristen

    Great Falls Park

  20. Preethi

    I love Zion national park, and really want to visit Yosemite!

  21. Daniel

    Yosemite is wonderful. I would like to visit Denali.

  22. Nat

    Glacier national park!!

  23. Eleasah

    I would love to visit Joshua Tree National Park.

  24. Carina

    I would really like to visit Yellowstone.

  25. Sarah

    We’re going to the Grand Canyon in March! I’d love to visit Zion and Bryce.

  26. Toone

    I’m looking forward to going to Muir Woods this summer!

  27. Rachel M.

    No way I can pick just one! I love Yellowstone, Lassen Volcanic, Redwoods, Crater Lake, Sequoia, Black Canyon, Arches, Bryce Canyon.. and the list goes on. I hope to visit all of them eventually.

  28. Mari G

    Acadia National Park. The historic carriage roads, bridges, the sandy beaches, kids programes, what a wonderful family vacation we had there!

  29. JenniferButler

    If I had to pick one, it would be Tetons. But there are sooo many in my top tier: Denali, Smoky Mountains, Bryce, Zion, Point Reyes, ….

  30. Mark

    three way tie for the local National parks
    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
    Rock Creek
    Great falls

  31. Jenny

    Grand Canyon National Park!

  32. rose walton

    Glacier is beautiful… Want to visit Yellowstone

  33. Rebecca Ward

    My husband and I embark on a National Park adventure every year. This year we are heading to Yellowstone and the Grand Teton’s with our 5 year old son. Our favorite memory before our son was born, was backpacking through Glacier National Park. Ringing our bells and yelling “Hey Bear” on berry lined trails; encountering an entire herd of Big Horn sheep as we climbed above treeline atop the Continental Divide; hiking the Highline trail with pure white mountain goats and singing “The Sound of Music;” and marveling in some of the last icy glaciers we may ever see. We love sharing the outdoors with our son and can’t wait for him to see Moose and Bison up close and to see the colorful prismatic springs, erupting geysers and powerful waterfalls in the wildness of Wyoming’s National Parks.

  34. Christina

    After watching Ken Burn’s miniseries on the National Parks, our family is dying to go to Yellow Stone. Thank you for all you do!

  35. Bridget

    Glacier national park is my favorite!

  36. Kris

    Glacier National Park is great!

  37. Paula

    Denali National Park!

  38. Sonia

    Would love to visit Yellowstone!

  39. Ann Hill

    I really haven’t been to many so there are a lot I’d like to visit. Yosemite is probably at the top of the list….!

  40. Linda

    My kids would love to take in the wonder of Yosemite!

  41. Theresa Quigley

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!

  42. Christine

    The Grand Canyon! It is one of my happy places. 🙂

  43. anna

    I love Yosemite, but want to take the kids to Yellowstone!

  44. Melysa Sperber

    Grand Canyon is our favorite. We loved visiting both sides!

  45. Suzette

    I went to Arches National Park in Utah this summer and was very impressed with it. We also went to 10 other National Parks on an epic road trip. I would highly recommend to do it at least once.

  46. Chrissie Tsaturyan

    We have always wanted to go to Yellowstone.

  47. I want these! I really want these! We loved the Grand Tetons and I really want to go to Mesa Verde!!

  48. Ana Montalvo

    El Yunque in Puerto Rico!

  49. Piper

    We haven’t been to any national park in the west 🙁 Would love to see Yellowstone as well as the Grand Canyon!

  50. Doreen Morgan

    Loved yellowstone and yosmite however going up the mountains without a rail and having to drive on narrow roads scared me to death. I had my husband stop once because I was starting to have a panic attack. ESH. Death Valley surprised me at it’s own beauty. I would have to say my favorite is a tie between the Redwoods because of its MASSIVE size trees and greenery and the Grand Canyon because of it’s glory and speaks of what beautiful works God creates.

  51. Liz

    I really really really want to go to Yellowstone National Park! Can’t wait to go as a family in a couple of years!

  52. Katie

    We love Yellowstone!

  53. Elise

    I’d love to visit Arches!

  54. Michaela Gosar

    We would love to start taking kids on trips in the US (not “just”to Europe or Central America) because there is so much beauty to explore. They are getting into an age that they can camp, hike longer distances and get more curious about places. I can’t choose only one national park ’cause it’s too hard to do so. But Yellowstone is probably number 1 on our list.

  55. Tulasi

    Yosemite is my favorite. The movie looks incredible. Thanks!

  56. Pammy Lowman

    Def Yellowstone! my dream is actually to RV and take the family to bunch of different parks and end up in California !!!

  57. Ambika Anand Prokop

    Yosemite! Of course, it hosts more and more people each year, and it’s harder to find the solitude I experienced during the camping trips there of my youth, but Yosemite’s exquisite natural beauty remains splendid and inspiring.

  58. Yellowstone- have never been, but hope to!

  59. Katherine Murray

    Great Falls is our fave!

  60. ST

    Haven’t been to any (unless Rock Creek counts) so would LOVE to see this IMAX!

  61. Erin

    Would love to visit Yellowstone one day!!

  62. Rachel

    Great giveaway! My faves are Zion and Glacier.

  63. Clara

    Smoky Mountains

  64. Julie

    So many amazing choices! I remember Yellowstone being amazing when I was a kid. I hope I can get my kids there sometime soon!

  65. sumaiya

    Yosemite, is on our bucket list.

  66. mayra

    hoping to visit yellowstone someday

  67. Aly Anderson

    Bryce Canyon Hands down!

  68. dede

    Love them all- they are such a nice get away. Yellowstone, grand Canyone top the list.

  69. Erica

    Our trip to Yellowstone was one of the most memorable.

  70. Tom Kim

    I love the Shenandoah and hope someday to walk the Appalachian Trail with my kids, but I’d want even more to spend some time with at the Muir Redwood Forest.

  71. MiCa

    Our favorite national park is the Great Smokey Mountains/cades Cove area. Equally love Great Falls! Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Karla

    We loved the Grand Canyon — with stops in Sedona and Flagstaff along the way! We were traveling with family aged 3 – 75, and we all had a fantastic time.

  73. Desiree Torres

    We really enjoyed Great Falls and love the views at Shenandoah national park. I would really like to visit Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite one day.

  74. Geoffrey

    We are headed out west this summer to drive to as many parks as we can with the kids! My wife and I did this trip before kids many years ago, and can’t wait to show our kids the country…

  75. Jeff Elder

    Favorite park is actually Canyonlands. It’s like a dessert Hobbittown with all the washes, ravines and mushroom shaped hoodoos.

  76. Lisa

    I’ve always wanted to visit Redwood National Park.

  77. Brendan McKeon

    Our favorite national park would have to be the Grand Canyon. We stayed at the El Tovar Lodge which allowed us to see the most spectacular sunrise just by walking out the front door. It is one of those special places that actually exceeds your expectations.

  78. CarlaAJ

    My favorite National Park is the grand Canyon, I can’t wait to take my children their.

  79. CarlaAJ

    My favorite National Park is the Grand Canyon, I can’t wait to take my children there!

  80. Caroline

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    I grew up near there and appreciate it a lot more when I go back and visit.
    Beaches, marshes, prairies and a homestead!

  81. Jeannine

    Glacier National Park is my favorite! I already follow you on FB and am on your email subscriber list.

  82. Kat

    Would love to go to any of them! Have only been to a few in my life.

  83. Julie

    I would love my kids to see this

  84. Olivia Andonyan

    Grand Canyon

  85. Cindy B

    We are hoping to visit Glacier or Grand Canyon in the next few years.

  86. Carey

    Grand Canyon is my favorite so far, but there are so many more to see!

  87. Danielle aeerchowsky

    Glaceier National Park is where we would most like to visit.

  88. Jen

    I saw the Grand Canyon when I was a teenager and I’m hoping we can take our 4 boys when they are a bit older. I am still amazed at its grandeur and hope to share that with them someday.

  89. KC

    Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Bryce, and Zion are my favs!! I love going to National Parks!

  90. Danielle

    A visit to the Grand Canyon is definitely on my family’s bucket list! We’ve heard such great stories from friends of ours who have visited.

  91. Megan

    We’d love to see this. I’ve heard it’s great!

  92. I daydream constantly about taking my kids to Yosemite, as my parents did with me.

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  95. Jennifer Ibrahim

    Grand Teton national park is amazing!

  96. Kelly

    So far Rocky Mountain National Park is our favorite, though our local Great Falls and Shenandoah are spectacular! Hoping to get out west when the kids are a little bigger – 9mo + hiking? Unsure of that. Yellowstone – Yosemite – Redwood – Denali – so hard to choose! 🙂

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