Backyard Wilderness is an award-winning film that reveals the unexpected delights of nature that are hidden in our own neighborhoods and communities.
Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior - all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Created by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar® nominated filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd, Backyard Wilderness reveals the animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail. Follow Katie, a young girl, and her family who are absorbed by an array of electronic devices and, at first, oblivious to the natural world just outside their home. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this newly uncovered world.
Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and sometimes in ordinary places, you can uncover extraordinary things – you just need to step outside.
Take your IMAX ticket to the Endeavour queue on the 2nd floor for admission.
What critics are saying
"Stunning" SF Gate
"A spellbinding documentary capturing magical moments in nature that we rarely get to see on camera or in our day-to-day lives and puts them on a large and intense scale" Kids First! News
"A true gift to those of us parents and educators who are trying so hard to get an online generation of kids back into the forest" TreeHugger
"The film encourages curiosity, observation, and appreciation of nature" Common Sense Media
"A uniquely immersive experience" Sierra Magazine