Light and Color

Acton Discovery Museum - Light and Color Exhibit

Scientists of all ages can immerse themselves in this vividly engaging exhibit gallery on the properties of light and color. A series of hands-on exhibits in a specially-designed darkened space use LEDs and new materials to create dramatic, high contrast, and aesthetically beautiful light and color.

  • Light and Color Gallery

    Light and Color Gallery

    A view into the Light & Color gallery. (Photo courtesy )...

  • Light Lens

    Light Lens

    Both children and adults delight in manipulating rays of light with mirrors and lenses to focus, reflect, and mix them to create various effects. ...

  • Pendulux


    Museum visitors swing a light pendulum suspended over a rotating platter of phosphorescent material to produce a beautiful array of "Spirograph" patterns. Experimenters can change the swing of the pendulum or the speed of the rotating platter and see what happens!  (Photo courtesy Kristin Angel)...