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.
Polarizing sunglasses cut road glare better in some positions than in others.
With polarized light, you can make a stained glass window without glass.
Who needs expensive optical equipment to see better?
Your eye and brain hold on to a series of images to form a single complete picture.
Discover the outer limits of your eyes.
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.