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.