Calling all explorers: The Cincinnati Museum Center is debuting an exciting new film in their OMNIMAX theater that offers an intimate look at the wild side of your own backyard.
Backyard Wilderness opens Oct. 23 and takes viewers on a year-long seasonal glimpse at the nature surrounding a suburban home. The film uses scenes captured by cameras mounted in nests, dens and traveling along pond bottoms and forest floors.
Created by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar®-nominated filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd, “Backyard Wilderness is more amazing than anything you would see in a made-for-TV documentary. It’s stunning in its cinematography, making it a truly unique film for our equally unique OMNIMAX® Theater,” says Dave Duszynski, president of Mercury Museum Services (a subsidiary of Cincinnati Museum Center) in a press release.
The film inspires outdoor exploration in time when technology has become over-prevalent in our everyday lives. It begs the question: What can we discover when we look up from our screens?
“We’re thrilled to have made this movie,” said the filmmakers in the same release. “We live in a world where we are consumed with technology and the notion of instant gratification. Our desire for this film is to incite parents and children alike to slow down and embrace the small marvels of nature. No matter where you live, we all have access to unique and amazing outdoor environments that we can explore together at any age.”
Tickets to view the film cost $9 for adults; $8 for seniors; $7 for children ages 3-12; and is free for infants and toddlers under 2 years old. Member tickets cost $6 for adults and $5 for children.
For more information about the film, visit cincymuseum.org/omnimax/backyard-wilderness.
Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate.