Light & Seeing
View light & seeing websites and get hands-on with a variety of activities on the Exploratorium website. For 40-plus years, we’ve offered creative, thought-provoking exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
It’s all done with mirrors.
Imperfect alignment can lead to interesting patterns.
What you see is often affected by what you expect to see.
See pictures in thin air.
Images of images of images can repeat forever.
Gelatin can do much more than just wiggle and jiggle.
There’s more to seeing than meets the eye.
Focus the invisible light from an electric heater.
Why is the sky blue? That's a sticky question.
Dark-colored materials absorb and emit energy more readily than light-colored materials.
A lens creates an image that hangs in midair.
Your experience of the world influences what you see.