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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

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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: $7 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

Other Information

  • 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

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