Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org) in collaboration with The Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, and The Field Museum, Chicago.
Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence introduces the extraordinary diversity of organisms that produce light, from flickering fireflies to mysterious deep-sea fishes.
Scientists are just beginning to uncover the secrets of bioluminescence—the generation of light by living things. Travel through summer meadows and the deep sea to explore this incredible natural phenomenon.
(Live animals are optional)
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Visitors will encounter other-worldly environments complete with customized soundscapes, including a digitally interactive dinoflagellate “blue lagoon” and an extraordinary fluorescent coral reef where visitors can navigate the habitat through touchscreens.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors can delve deeper into the science of bioluminescence at interactive iPad stations.