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Nature's Hidden Kingdom

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Fungi are miraculous organisms which can be found almost everywhere on Earth. They have a wide range of species, of which most are inconspicuous due to tiny size of their structures. They can be found on us, in us, and all around us. They can heal us, nourish us, or poison us. Fungi are some of nature's greatest survivors, enduring through five mass extinctions on Earth.

In the Dome Show "Nature's Hidden Kingdom", we will join acclaimed British biologist, Dr. Merlin Sheldrake, on a quest to find rare and strange fungi ever discovered in one of the most ancient temperate rainforests on Earth. We will also explore how fungi might help address some of our biggest environmental challenges in the present mega-cities.

With millions more species to discover, our amazing journey into the secret kingdom of fungi has just begun.


Fungi are neither plants nor animals and belong to their own kingdom. Whereas animals eat by putting food directly into their bodies, fungi eat by growing into their food, dissolving it, and then absorbing the nutrients.

Most fungal life starts with a spore. Fine tubes called hyphae grow from each spore. Hyphae then branch and fuse to form a delicate web called mycelium.

Different fungi have different spore dispersal strategies. While most fungi disperse their spores by wind, some fungi can glow at night to attract insects to help spread their spores.

Over 90% of plants rely on fungi to connect to their roots and shuttle nutrients to the plant. A single plant can form relationships with hundreds of different fungi and a single fungus can connect to more than one plant. This underground shared network is often called the "wood wide web".

Fungi are some of nature's most remarkable chemists. They are one of the only groups of organisms that can decompose complex chemistry of wood. Without fungi, dead wood and other plant matter would pile up.

Fungi have an incredible ability to break down natural materials, as well as some that are human-made. Indeed, they may hold the key to solving some of humanity's most urgent problems. Plastic is one!


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Show: Dome Show "Nature's Hidden Kingdom"
Show Period: 13 January 2023 to 30 September 2023
Show Schedule :

5:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (except public holiday)
11:00 am, 3:30 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays)
Closed at 5:00 pm on Chinese New Year's Eve
Closed on the first two days of the Chinese New Year

For more information on the show schedule of other shows, please refer to Space Theatre Show Schedule

Place: Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum
Admission Fees: Standard Admission: $32 (stalls), $24 (front stalls)
Concession Admission: $16 (stalls), $12 (front stalls)

  • Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above.
  • Persons paying concessionary rate may be requested by museums staff to produce documentary proof of eligibility.
  • Children under 3 years old will not be admitted
Show Duration: 41 minutes
Language: Sessions at 5:00 pm on Wednesday (except public holiday) and 8:00 pm on Sunday and public holiday are in English. All other sessions are in Cantonese.

Audience can also select the following languages with the multi-channel headphone system:
Cantonese, Putonghua and English

Please refer to "Ticketing Information"

  • Advance booking up to one week
  • Tickets are available at all URBTIX outlets
  • URBTIX Internet Ticketing : http://www.urbtix.hk (The system will be updated at 10:00 am daily)
  • Telephone Credit Card Booking : 3166 1288
  • Ticketing Enquiries: 3166 1100
Seating plan: Please refer to Space Theatre Seating Plan

All programmes and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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