The Museum of Science presents the New England premiere of Pandas: The Journey Home, a film presented by National Geographic Entertainment at the Mugar Omni Theatre.
The film captures the beautiful story of the elusive and gentle creatures that are now on the verge of extinction. The giant pandas, who once ranged in great numbers before human expansion and destruction of their habitat, are now less than 1,600 in number.
This wonderful IMAX presentation, narrated by Joely Richardson, takes the audience on a tour of China’s Wolong Panda Center as they make great strides to secure the endangered panda’s future in the wild.
The film captures everything from the breeding process to the birth of twin pandas. The film focuses on Tao-Tao and the conservationists and the challenges of equipping this captive-bred panda with the survival skills to survive in the remote LiTzu Ping reserve. The hope is that Tao-Tao will be able to find water, food, and love on his own and to recognize danger, but most importantly survive.
You will also be given an opportunity to help save the panda and the conservation effort by participating in a texting campaign to raise funds for the preservation of the pandas’ shrinking habitats. You can text PANDA to 50555 to contribute $10 towards a grant that National Geographic will award to the World Wildlife Fund for one of its panda conservation programs, details of which can be found at www.ngpandas.com.
It is a wonderful film experience for adults and children. Let’s hope it will encourage the next generation to continue to do their part in helping save these endangered creatures.
Run Time: 40 minutes
For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 617-723-2500 or visit the Museum’s website at mos.org.