National Park Service Centennial Celebration

The National Park Foundation and National Park Service are kicking off the National Park Week and centennial celebrations with a consumer event at the University of Texas at Austin Tower in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 that is open to the public from 11:30AM – 11:30PM.

The kickoff event will feature distinguished keynote speakers.

Consumers are invited to participate in a "Redwood Kinekt Experience," a virtual experience that allows guests to turn into a Redwood Tree in real time through interactive motion sensor technology. Select visitors will be able project their personal redwood to the top of the UT tower, rising to the same height as the tallest redwood, a soaring 307 feet above Austin. Guests can also engage with other program assets including interactive learning stations to educate visitors about the centennial movement and more! The event is a part of the Find Your Park/ Encuentra Tu Parque movement, inspiring a new generation to discover the breadth of the National Park Service, and in celebration of the National Park Service’s upcoming 100th anniversary.

This event is free and open to the public; no RSVP required. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:30am to 11:00pm

Main Building (MAI), South Mall
110 INNER CAMPUS DR , Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

World & Culture, Campus & Community

Target Audience

General Public






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Elizabeth M Korves 5/3/2016

Staff do NOT appreciate having music blasting starting at 8:30am and so loud that windows in my building are vibrating pretty bad. And the idea that this will continue all day while we are trying to get work done.....terribly distracting and annoying.