Glow: Living Lights

A living organism’s ability to produce its own light is one of the most incredible, yet least understood, phenomena in nature. A new exhibit opening this spring at the Academy promises to illuminate this intriguing subject.  Glow: Living Lights takes you on a journey through land and sea in pursuit of creatures with the incredible ability to produce their own light. Fireflies, glow worms, and rarely seen alien-looking creatures from the middle ocean are just a few of the animals lighting up the dark through a mysterious process called bioluminescence. Dramatic video, live organisms, rare preserved specimens, models, and hands-on activities will enlighten and engage families. Kids can even don firefly and sea creature costumes and pretend to be their favorite glowing animals.  You will begin your journey in a darkened gallery filled with rare photographs, film footage of bioluminescent creatures, preserved specimens, and engaging activities. As you travel through the exhibit, you will begin to understand that bioluminescence is a chemical process that differs from other forms of light, some of which also will be on display.

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EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Recurring: DAILY

TIME & PRICE
- $13-$15

WHERE
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Daily from 06/01/2013 to 09/29/2013. .

FOR MORE INFO
Academy of Natural Sciences

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