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TODAY Hits the Road For '100 Years of National Parks'

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Special series celebrates the National Park service's centennial anniversary from May 9 – 12. Segments from the series will be available on

From Yellowstone to Yosemite, from Grand Canyon to Glacier National — there are 412 national parks in the United States waiting to be explored. To help celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial Anniversary, TODAY will be hitting the road next week to explore the wonder of some of the country’s best national parks with "100 Years of National Parks TODAY."

On Monday, May 9, Natalie Morales and Jenna Bush Hager will be live from southern Florida with a look at Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park and the Dry Tortugas National Park; On Tuesday, May 10, Matt Lauer and Al Roker will be live from New Mexico to explore White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park; On Wednesday, May 11, Al Roker will report from San Francisco to take a look at Alcatraz Island and Sequoia National Park;  and on Thursday, May 12, Dylan Dryer and Sheinelle Jones will spotlight Acadia National Park in Maine.

Segments from the "100 Years of National Parks TODAY" series will be available on Viewers can follow on social media by using #NationalParksTODAY.


NBC’s TODAY is the news program that informs, entertains, inspires and sets the agenda each morning for Americans. Airing live from 7 am to 11 am ET, TODAY reaches more than 5 million people every day through its broadcast, and millions more through, the TODAY app, and social media platforms. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Tamron Hall, Carson Daly, Hoda Kotb, and Kathie Lee Gifford are the anchors and hosts, Noah Oppenheim is the SVP and Executive in Charge, and Don Nash is the executive producer.