The Dino Sphere is BioPop’s salute to nature — a solar powered showpiece for one of the world’s most extraordinary phenomena. Simple and elegant, the Dino Sphere is an interactive living world that glows brilliantly when swirled at night. The natural blue glow emitted by the Dino Sphere is bioluminescence, produced by thousands of tiny marine plankton called dinoflagellates.
The Dino Sphere is the perfect objet d’art for all types of contemporary and classic decor — and is sure to excite the imaginations of anyone in its orbit!
Choose from two sizes: 4" diameter or 6" diameter (10cm or 15cm diameter respectively)
The Dino Sphere contains living organisms, so all orders must ship via express delivery (Standard Shipping is USPS Priority). If you select Standard Shipping or 2-day FedEx Shipping during checkout, we ship these orders on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only. If you order after 12pm PT on Wednesday, your order will be held until the following week. Be sure to open the package immediately upon arrival and follow the instructions inside the Dino Sphere box.
Orders will be held during extreme weather conditions (extreme heat or inclement weather). Orders will be shipped/delivered when weather permits.
*NEW* - Next Day Domestic Shipping Option!
Do you live in a US region that has extreme temperatures? For the health of the dinoflagellates, we recommend that you choose the next day shipping option during checkout so the living dinoflagellates are only in transit for 1 day! If you select FedEx Overnight Shipping during checkout and place your order before 12pm PT Monday-Thursday, your order will be shipped that afternoon for arrival the next day (except for holidays). Note: Orders placed between Thursday 12pm and Monday 12pm will ship on Monday.
BioPop currently ships Dino Sphere within the USA and internationally to Canada, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong. Duties and taxes are included in the shipping rate and collected at check out. The Dino Sphere is still working on getting clearance for other international travel destinations. Please sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this page and we'll let you know the moment the Dino Sphere is available to buy in your country!
Moderate lighting (indirect sunlight or artificial room light) is ideal. Keep Dino Sphere away from direct sunlight or intense light conditions. Low light conditions are optimal versus intense light.
The ideal temperature for Dino Sphere is 68F (20C). Keep the Dino Sphere within a temperature range of 63F to 77F (17C- 25C). A sudden drastic change in temperature is not recommended.
Dino Sphere Lifetime: A Dino Sphere will produce light for several months by providing consistent moderate lighting and moderate temperatures. To extend the lifetime of Dino Sphere, add small amounts of Dino Food or Dino Food Blue every few months.
Bioluminescence: The Dino Sphere will only light up when swirled in a dark room during nighttime hours. The Dino Sphere will not light up during daytime hours, even in a dark room. The Dino Sphere will generally start to produce light after about an hour into its nighttime phase when swirled in the dark. The light intensity will increase as the night progresses.