Pandas travel to The Dome

science museumThe world’s most loveable animal is taking over The Dome at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, August 16.

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+.

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The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
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