Watch Pandas on the SMV Dome

Pandas Travel to The Dome
Beginning Saturday, August 16

Mother panda and cub (Ailuropodinae melonoleuca), winterThe world’s most loveable animal is taking over The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, August 16th.

Tumble with playful pandas in bamboo forests in the Museum’s newest giant screen film, Pandas: The Journey Home. Audiences will meet the pandas at China’s Wolong Panda Center and learn more about the team dedicated to securing the future population of this enchanting animal.

“The film highlights the interconnectivity between people and the world we live in,” says Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, Science Museum of Virginia. “Pandas have been around for more than 2 million years and spend 14-16 hours a day eating; they are obviously doing something right!”

Guests will follow the successful release of a male panda, Tao Tao, into the wild and observe a group of pandas in their mountain habitat. Discover the playful nature of pandas and lose your hearts to these delightful creatures as you experience firsthand their amazing story of survival as never before.

The Dome

Featuring the most advanced digital dome projection in the world, guests will view 29 million pixels on the Museum’s 76-foot diameter dome theater. With stunning clarity and brilliance, Virginia’s largest film screen provides the ultimate immersive experience.

Dome Features are $9. Museum Admission and a Dome Feature are $16 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60+.

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

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