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A reflector stretches light from colored tiles into long bright ribbons.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
A color photo is three pictures in one.
Step in front of this wall, and you’ll make shadows of various colors—yellow, magenta, cyan, red, green, blue, and yes, even black—that wiggle, jump, and dance along with you.
How many colors can you make by mixing red, green, and blue light?
Where: Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
Which of the outer dots best matches the center dot? Ask a few people and chances are you’ll get a few different answers.
Split light apart and put it back together again.
Play with beams of light.
Flashing lights create the illusion of motion.
Where: Crossroads: Getting Started
Created by artist Bob Miller, this classic Exploratorium exhibit is a “live” painting that uses light from the Sun as its palette.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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