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Additive Color Patterns
Dance on a floor alive with overlapping colored light projections. Catch colored light and cast surprising shadows. Scientific phenomena: additive colored light mixing. Designed by CuriOdyssey exhibits team.
Observe the dynamic animations and then create your own design by twisting the individual dials on the interactive canvas. Scientific phenomena: light, color. Designed by Hero Design.
Look at the Everbright exhibit through windows that break light into its visible spectrum. Scientific phenomena: light, color. Designed by Eric Maschwitz of CuriOdyssey.
Unleash a wave of chasing colored light that guides you further into IlluminOdyssey. Scientific phenomena: light, color. Designed by Soroosh Hedayati.
pneumatic ball launcher
Experience this CuriOdyssey classic in a new light (ultraviolet!). Scientific phenomena: pressure, kinetic energy, fluorescence. Designed by CuriOdyssey exhibits team.
Use an LED light wand and watch how minute glass spheres create an illusion of circular rainbows. Scientific phenomena: reflection and refraction. Designed by Soroosh Hedayati of CuriOdyssey.
Control a robotic drawing machine to create a phosphorescent illuminated design. Scientific phenomena: robotics, phosphorescence. Designed by Soroosh Hedayati of CuriOdyssey.
painting with light
Explore light and shadow or create designs with penlights on the table. Use your phone camera to “freeze” your shadow on the wall. Table and wall have phosphorescent surfaces, creating a luminescent “canvas” to experiment. Scientific phenomena: light, photoluminescence. Designed by CuriOdyssey exhibits team.
Fiber Optic Forest
Gaze up at a canopy of 4000 individual fiber optic strands. Scientific phenomena: light transmission, light energy. Designed by Eric Maschwitz of CuriOdyssey.
Second and Third Floors
Wander slowly through an otherworldly garden of inflatable sculptures. Look for patterns inspired by classical geometry and the structures of plants as you watch the glowing sculptures change color. Scientific phenomena: light, color, space, geometry, structures. Designed by Stan Clark.
laser projections and geometric village
Explore clusters of geometric huts and observe colored laser projections as they rise, fall and play off the floor and surfaces. Scientific phenomena: light, color, space, geometry, structures. Designed by CuriOdyssey exhibits team.
Create patterns in rich, colored light with light boxes containing mirrored tubes. Arrange layers of chromatic filters & see light fluctuate through a spectrum of hues. Scientific phenomena: patterns, light, color, filtering, subtractive light mixing. Designed by CuriOdyssey.
Puzzle away creating different patterns with tangram shapes that glow under ultraviolet light. Scientific phenomena: geometry, fluorescence. Designed by Jan Scardina of CuriOdyssey.
Control the strobe light rate to animate a geometric sculpture. Scientific phenomena: persistence of vision, mathematical forms. Designed by John Edmark.
Fluorescent Drawing Tables
The ink in the highlighter markers emit fluorescent light under an ultraviolet light source, allowing artists to create drawings that glow! Scientific phenomena: fluorescence. Designed by CuriOdyssey exhibits team.
Touch the clear glass sphere and see the plasma filaments (activated by the inner electrode) extend toward your hands. Scientific phenomena: gases, electrical currents, energy transference. Designed by Bill Parker.
Umbrella Globe Light
Investigate how the colored light changes appearance as it passes through shimmering, diffusive material on five umbrellas. Scientific phenomena: light, color, diffusion. Designed by CuriOdyssey exhibits team.
Turn the knobs and observe this CuriOdyssey classic with a new twist: fluorescence! Scientific phenomena: geometry, fluorescence. Designed by CuriOdyssey exhibits team.
Watch the graceful dance of solar material coursing through the sun's atmosphere, the corona. Designed by Our Sun and imagery by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.