Nature & Sciences

Darwin and his Fabulous Orchids

A naturalist's journey through evolution.

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About this show

This fulldome show is a joint production of the "Mediendom" (media dome) of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences, the Botanical Garden of the Christian Albrecht University, and the Tilt Design Studio in Hamburg. It was supported by the Volkswagen Foundation and realized with assistance from German planetariums. The show puts new esthetic appeal to dome projections. It introduces the audience to the world of orchids in a novel and impressive way, and sheds light on their significance for Charles Darwin’s findings about the origin of species. Carl Zeiss has obtained exclusive distribution rights.



50 min

Target Audience

General public, families


Fulldome video of 3D computer animated graphics in a new engaging style


Unidirectional and concentric seating (two versions)


Mediendom and Botanical Garden, Kiel | 2009


English, German, ask for other languages

Technical Data

30 fps, up to 4k, non-stereo, 5.1 surround sound