GLOW...Living Lights @ Academy of Natural Science


 

 

 

 

 

Join us for a Group Tour of the Academy of Natural Science featuring the exhibit GLOW: Living Lights.

A "Behind the Scenes Tour" with John G. Lundberg, PhD., Curator and Chaplin Chair of Ichthyology (FISHIES!!!) and Professor, Dept. Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Drexel University.

Cost at the door is $30 for the behind the scenes tour and the museum and Glow Exhibit.

Depending on how many we have for the Behind the Scenes, we will have two groups, 2 pm and 3 pm, but the first tour will begin at 2.

$10 group rate without the tour.

I will be going to the Twisted Tail at 2nd & Lombard after for the Open Blues Jam and some dinner.  I will be having lunch at the Museum Cafe.

 

About the exhibit:

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.

You will see:

  • live swimming dinoflagellates (single-celled organisms) that light up at the touch of a button
  • details about how researchers are using natural light-producing abilities to detect harmful bacteria and even the presence of deadly anthrax spores
  • live emperor scorpions and desert hairy scorpions that glow under ultraviolet light
  • and much more!

Glow: Living Lights, produced by Exhibit IQ, is free with regular museum admission.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the exhibit. Very interesting, but the behind-the-scenes tour was really great. Certainly worth the extra fee.

    July 29, 2013

  • Katie

    The Behind the Scenes was great! Loved it!

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Behind the scenes tour was great! Thanks for organizing Lynn!

    July 28, 2013

  • David K.

    I really enjoyed it very much. The behind the scenes tour was excellent.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • audrey

    I was wrong, it wasn't buy one get one with my NJEA card it was FREE for both of us!

    July 28, 2013

  • Lynn B.

    Please use the 19th St. entrance (between the Parkway and Cherry St.) to check in. I will be waiting there!

    July 27, 2013

  • audrey

    I'll see you guys there but it's actually cheaper for me to use my NJEA card to get in.

    July 26, 2013

    • Lynn B.

      As long as you're not doing the behind the scenes that's fine.

      July 26, 2013

  • Lynne S.

    I am still coming

    July 24, 2013

  • Lynne

    I have to fly out on a biz trip now. :-(

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    oh or both lol

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    dinner

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is the tour full i forgot to get back to you

    July 23, 2013

  • Kammi

    I would love to do the behind the scenes tour and the lunch or brunch!

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, this is my first meet up, so I've got questions...Lynn, will you be sending details...where do we meet, how do we pay for the behind the scenes tour, etc.

    July 22, 2013

  • Carabeth O.

    This sounds great. I'd love to do the behind the scenes tour and either lunch or dinner is good, whichever the group decides. I'll also be headed to the open blues jam

    July 22, 2013

  • David K.

    Looking forward to the exhibit and meeting everyone.

    July 20, 2013

  • meredith

    I'm not sure i can make this yet, sounds awesome, is the $10 the admission fee and then the tour would be an additional $30?
    Thank you!

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested in behind the scenes tour and lunch.

    July 12, 2013

  • Moira Frances B.

    Tour only please.

    July 11, 2013

  • Lynne

    behind the scenes, lunch and blues jam sounds good to me!

    July 10, 2013

  • Lynn B.

    I will be heading to the Twisted Tail @ 2nd & Lombard afterward for the Open Blues Jam from 5-9. Join me!

    July 6, 2013

  • Kammi

    This sounds so interesting. I would love the behind the scene tour and lunch.

    July 6, 2013

  • audrey

    I would like to bring my teen if that's ok. Normally I don't take him to meet-ups but this is pretty cool. If not we will still go on our own. I would be interested in the behind the scenes tour if it was a possibility.

    July 1, 2013

  • Nicol

    I would prefer lunch, not interested in the behind the scenes tour

    June 28, 2013

  • Lynn B.

    FYI. The group rate is $10 as long as we have 10 people. This is payable at the door. Behind he scenes is prepay and I am waiting for numbers, but this is limited to 15 people.

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup! I'm interested in behind the scene tour. Lunch works for me.

    June 19, 2013

  • Emma

    Possibly bringing 2 people

    June 13, 2013

  • AnnMarie

    lunch before sounds good & I'd like to attend the behind the scenes also

    June 2, 2013

  • Katie

    behind the scenes and lunch before. Sounds great!

    June 2, 2013

  • Lynne S.

    I would like to go to the behind the scene tour also. I would prefer lunch before.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds Great . I prefer Brunch/lunch
    Hedy

    June 1, 2013

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