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Planetarium Show: Darwin and His Fabulous Orchids

David M. Brown Planetarium
1426 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, Virginia 22207

Join us at the Arlington planetarium for the regional premiere of this planetarium show! You can’t see this program anywhere else in the US at this time!

The planetarium show “Darwin and His Fabulous Orchids” introduces audience members to the largest and most varied family of plants – and to the research on orchids carried out by Charles Darwin.

Orchids are amazingly seductive and full of tricks when it comes to attracting insects and ensuring pollination, which in turn means securing their own survival. Their creativity amazed Charles Darwin who carried out intensive research on this family of plants.

The audience will see various orchid species up close, and learn the tricks used by the the flowers to ensure their reproduction. Darwin once wrote that hardly anything else had fascinated him so much as orchids.

Shows are at 7:30pm on Friday, 2/22/19 and 6:30pm AND 7:30pm on Saturday, 2/23/19
Audience: Middle school and older students and adults
Duration: 42 minutes

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