Permanent exhibitions

Light games

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The Exhibition

"Light games" is a reconfiguration of the exhibition "Looking at the light", designed by the Exploratorium of San Francisco and presented in 1987 to the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.

With sparse decor and discreet lighting, this interactive and playful exhibition invites you to experiment with the phenomena of the physics of light. Alone or as a group, try out the sixty experiments divided into two large sections:

  • The first deals with the phenomena of reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference
  • The second looks at the perception of colour, how the eyes and vision work, and optical illusions based on incorrect interpretations by the brain.

In the exhibition, each experiment is accompanied by a user guide and an explanation of its scientific context.


1. Reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference

2. Colours, vision, illusions

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