Exciting news for our readers: we are hosting a giveaway of 4 tickets to see the movie once it opens on April 6th at the California Science Center!



I used to like pandas but after seeing the new IMAX 3D documentary, Pandas, I  love them! They are "one of the world’s most adored animal species" and they are coming to the big screen in IMAX® 3D.

Pandas — is a documentary adventure for the whole family. I got a chance to see the film, a heartwarming story about reintroducing captive-born pandas to the wild, is narrated by Kristen Bell (Frozen, TV’s “The Good Place”), with my dear friend's daughter, Naya. Naya and I were on the black carpet interviewing celebs and then got a chance to hit the pre-party.

It was time to grab our 3D glasses, popcorn and pop and settle into our seats.


Immediately we are introduced to Chengdu Panda Base in China, where scientists are taking the captive breeding program to the next level and preparing captive-born cubs for the wild.  This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian.

The film, captured with IMAX® cameras, follows Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure into the mountains of Sichuan as she experiences nature for the first time and discovers her wild side.

“I am thrilled to team up with IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures to help tell this incredible story in the larger-than-life IMAX format,” said Kristen Bell. “Pandas not only spotlights the important work being done to protect these beloved and ridiculously cute animals, but it provides us with inspiration and hope and showcases the great things we can achieve when we work together.”


“We are happy to give our guests this opportunity to learn about conservation efforts through a look at this wonderful species,” said Jeff Rudolph, California Science Center President and CEO. “Watching the film and visiting our Ecosystems Gallery will provide our guests with the knowledge and inspiration to help take better care of the animals around us and the habitats they live in.”


The film is brought to life by the same filmmakers from the acclaimed IMAX documentaries Born to Be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. With David Douglas directing and serving as director of photography, and Drew Fellman as writer and producer, audiences are taken on an exciting and educational new journey. Donald Kushner and Steve Ransohoff also produced the film, with Li Xiao Dong, David Haring, and Elie Samaha executive producing and Neal Allen serving as line producer. Born to be Wild and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar editor Beth Spiegel and composer Mark Mothersbaugh collaborated with Douglas and Fellman once again, with sound design by Gus Koven.


IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital, Jin Yi Culture Investment (HK) and Panda Productions, Pandas. This film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theatres starting April 6, 2018. 


About The California Science Center

The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films.

The Science Center and IMAX Theater are located in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For recorded information, including IMAX show times, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724-3623). IMAX ticket prices range from $6.75 to $8.95. For advance ticket purchases, group rates, or to make reservations for any visiting group of 15 or more (required), call 213.744-2019. Cash only parking is available in the guest lot at Figueroa and 39th / Exposition Park Drive at $12 per car, and $30 for commercial buses or oversize vehicles. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible. For further information, please visit our website at .

Proceeds from the IMAX Theater support California Science Center exhibit and education programs.

Pandas will premiere at the California Science Center on April 6, 2018.

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Disclosure: I was invited to attend a media screening of Pandas. All opinions are mine.


We would love to see this documentary research about Pandas together with our 6 year old daughter. She will be very happy if we get the tickets to see it at the California Science Center. Crossing fingers :)) Thank you !

Ana Maria del Carpio May 22, 2018

Would love to see this movie! :)

Debi Dodds May 22, 2018

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