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Illumination: The World of Light & Optics

Illumination: The World of Light & Optics

Engage with more than 15 interactive stations that demonstrate exciting scientific concepts from reflection and refraction to radio waves to color temperature. Crank, spin, and illuminate to make light bend, sound emanate, and shadows dance.


Subjects: Physical Sciences, The Arts
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
NYS Standards:

  • 1st Grade
    Waves: Light and Sound: PS4-2, PS4.B, PS4.C
  • 3rd Grade
    Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems: 9b
  • 4th Grade
    Energy: PS4.C, PS3.B, PS3.A
    Waves: PS4.B, PS4.A
  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade
    Energy:PS3-6, PS3.B, PS3.C
    Waves: PS4.A, PS4.B
    Forces: PS2.B
    Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1.A
  • 9th Grade - 12th Grade
    Waves: PS4.C, PS4.B, PS4.A
    Energy: PS3.A, PS2.B

NGSS Keywords: Physical Sciences, Waves, Energy, States of Matter

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Permanent galleries are included (availability varies) with Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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