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The Cosmosphere To Open ‘Pandas: The Journey Home’

HUTCHINSON, KS—12/16/15 —Friday, December 18, the Cosmosphere will premiere the documentary PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME, on the Carey Digital Dome Theater. The film offers audiences a unique glimpse into one of the most incredible conservation efforts in human history.

The giant panda is one of the rarest species on our planet. Shy, elusive and gentle creatures, they once ranged in great numbers between Beijing and the Himalayas. But now, after centuries of human expansion and destruction of their habitat, the giant pandas are on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 1,600 remaining. PANDAS: THE JOURNEY HOME, a groundbreaking natural-history film, captures for the first time the highly endangered giant pandas living in Wolong National Nature Reserve in the People’s Republic of China. 

Show times for “Pandas, The Journey Home” are as follows:

Mon-Thurs 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00

Fri-Sat 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00

Sunday 2:00, 4:00

Free showings will be available to Cosmosphere members January 15 to 17. For more information about how to become a member or for show times and ticket information, visit www.cosmo.org or call the Cosmosphere at 620-662-2305 or 800-397-0330.

The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection of U.S. space artifacts is second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and it showcases the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the space race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere’s Carey Digital Dome Theater offers documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends. The state of the art digital 4K projection theater coupled with digital surround sound audio provides an immersive environment that wraps the viewer in a theater-going experience they won’t find anywhere else. 

National Geographic Studios is the video and film production division of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, whose mission is to inspire, illuminate and teach. From television series and specials to giant screen, from mobile video to digital news and educational content, National Geographic Studios’ productions embody the Society’s long-standing reputation for stunning visuals and captivating storytelling. National Geographic Studios has received nearly 150 Emmy Awards and almost 1,000 other industry accolades, including recognition from the Peabody Awards, DuPont Columbia Awards, multiple film and museum industry awards and the highest honors from natural history film festivals. National Geographic Studios also produces and distributes giant screen and digital 3D films for the museum cinema industry.


For Theater: Samantha Schneider , 620.665.9304

For National Geographic Studios: Eddie Ward / Roslan & Campion PR, eddie@rc-pr.com / 212-966-4600