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Glow: Discover the Art of Light

Glow: Discover the Art of Light

Get curious about light this winter! Explore our galleries for luminous artworks big and small, including U.S. premieres.

  • Touch quantum physics and play experimental LED dungeon crawlers (Robin Baumgarten).
  • Immerse yourself in kinetic light concerts (Collectif Scale).
  • Unveil hidden crystals and explore surprising visual landscapes (Maria Constanza Ferreira).
  • Find your bliss beneath a vast glowing moon (Luke Jerram).
  • Meditate on color in motion (Chaco Kato).
  • Compose and create with large-scale sound and light experiences (Masary Studios).
  • See yourself in mechanical mirrors (Daniel Rozin).

Still light-curious? Explore color and shadows in Bechtel Gallery 3, and check out eye-opening programs for both adults and kids. Don’t miss this radiant seasonal expansion of the Exploratorium’s iconic exhibits on light.


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