Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light invites visitors to explore the sense of sight, learning how humans see and perceive color and light, and how what we think we see often may not be what is actually there. In this exhibition, users will discover how the eye works in tandem with the brain to provide us with information about the world around us, and how, over human history, scientists, mathematicians, and artists have sought and used that information. A series of exhibits, mixing different disciplines, offer a wealth of opportunities to explore optical illusions that fool the human eye, see the “invisible” colors of the spectrum, and reveal how shadows are created.

Exhibits include:

Bending Light
Casting Shadows
Inside the Eye
Making Color
Mixing Waves
Reflecting Light
Revealing Illusions
Seeing Double

You will find the Educator Guides here.