Hebei Museum ushers in “era of pandas”

“The Panda Era – Revealing the Past and Present of Giant Pandas,” co-sponsored by the Hebei Museum and the Chongqing Museum of Nature, was launched at the Hebei Museum on Thursday.

“Panda Era” exhibition hall, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, June 30, 2022. /CFP

“Panda Era” exhibition hall, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, June 30, 2022. /CFP

The exhibition tells the story of giant pandas from their past lives, clan genealogy, conservation path and international exchanges, using “Giant Panda Stories”, “Giant Panda Mysteries”, “Giant Panda Evolution” and “Giant Panda Protection” as narrative clues.

The “Panda Stories” section of the exhibition. /APC

The “Panda Stories” section of the exhibition. /APC

The exhibition is free to the public and will be visible until October 10.

Panda Skeleton Multimedia Art Exhibition. /APC

Panda Skeleton Multimedia Art Exhibition. /APC

The exhibition combines habitat simulation, multimedia three-dimensional images and installation art to lead visitors to follow the evolutionary trajectory of giant pandas and promote the latest conservation achievements.

3D print of an ancient panda skeleton. /APC

3D print of an ancient panda skeleton. /APC

The highlight of the exhibition is the appearance of the collection of the Chongqing Nature Museum. For example, the giant panda “Xinnier”, which greets everyone at the entrance to the exhibition hall, is the world’s first set of plastinated specimens of giant pandas.

Plastinated specimens of “Xinnier” giant panda. /Xinhua

Plastinated specimens of “Xinnier” giant panda. /Xinhua

Simulated habitat restoration scenes and installation art of three themes create an atmosphere of science and art for the exhibition.

The complete fossil skeleton of Ailuropoda melanoleuca baconi. /APC

The complete fossil skeleton of Ailuropoda melanoleuca baconi. /APC

Multimedia games such as “100 Questions of Panda” and “Panda Puzzle” effectively produce vivid and easy-to-understand biological knowledge in the entertainment process.

Children learn about the growth and development of pandas. /APC

Children learn about the growth and development of pandas. /APC

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