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Backyard Wilderness

September 14, 2018 — April 30, 2019


Timed entry only. Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, first floor.

Ladybug splashes drops of water as it hops on a blade of grass.
Courtesy of Arise Media/Archipelago Films
The wonders of nature are closer than you think! In Backyard Wilderness, follow a young girl who discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden close to her front door. 

Absorbed by electronic devices, young Katie and her family are blind to the natural splendor all around them—until Katie uncovers a new world. This stunning film reveals animal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking detail, inside dens and nests, and moving along forest floors and pond bottoms. Backyard Wilderness reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters, and that sometimes in ordinary places you can uncover extraordinary things with the potential to transform you forever—you just need to step outside.


2D film showings: 11:30 am; 4:30 pm

3D digital showings: 10:30 am; 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm  

Length of film: 45 minutes

Captioning devices and audio description devices are available. Please ask a staff member.


Released by SK Films (Flight of the ButterfliesAmazon Adventure), the film is an Arise Media/Archipelago Films production in collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and was created by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd, who are based in New York.