Playing with Light

PLAYGROUND Magazine sent JJ West to check out Playing with Light at the Orlando Science Center.

Photos by Christian Sprogoe Photography

Playing with Light is lighting up the Orlando Science Center through January 3, 2018. The traveling exhibit showcases how light infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives, providing hands-on experiences for all ages. The 22 interactive stations deal with topics such as photography filters, home security systems and fiber optic cables.

Your artsy kids will enjoy learning about color theory and getting the chance to walk inside of a giant, colorful kaleidoscope; your little engineers can experiment by shining lasers through water and other materials. My favorite part was channeling my inner “Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment” to make my way through the security system maze of lasers while wearing a backpack and listening to my embarrassed daughter try to hurry me through the obstacle.

My kids loved the activity that allowed them to catch their shadow, although I did have to promise one young one that there was no chance of her shadow being harmed in any way. My littles also loved running through the tunnel of 20,000 LED lights.

Playing with Light is included with your general admission ticket.

Orlando Science Center
777 E Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803

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