The Labyrinth of Light
Play a tune on the Laser Harp or try to freeze your shadow on the wall. Every time you turn a corner in The Labyrinth of Light you can explore a new and different scientific aspect of light.
Light fascinates and surprises. Light can create the most beautiful, glimmering colours that light up the dark or reflect and scatter from surfaces. And where there is light, there is also shadow.
In the Labyrinth of Light, you can experience and experiment with the many fascinating properties of light. Play a tune on the laser harp, be baffled in the colourless room and try freezing your own shadow.
The Labyrinth of Light is all about light and colours, and how we perceive them. Try to note the parallels to your own day-to-day life. The way in which your shadow changes during the course of the day. How the feeling of a room seems to change depending entirely on the lighting.
A visit to the Labyrinth of Light will hopefully make you increasingly aware of light phenomena in your daily life. You will become a sort of ‘light detective’.
The Labyrinth of Light is especially suited for families with children aged 8-14 years.
From the console you can mix red, green, and blue light in the columns and make any nuance of colour you’d like. Experiment and see if you can also make white light? Use what you have learned and make your own artwork to light up the dark.
Play music on the laser harp by blocking the green laser beams. When the laser beam is blocked the electronics in the floor plays a note. Laser light is a special type of light because it is emitted coherent. This means that the beam stays narrow and precise over long distances. But you can only see it when it hits something on the way. Notice for instance the green dot on your hand as you use it to break the beam and how the tiny drops of water vapour in the air reveals the beam.
Here, you can freeze your shadow on the phosphorescent wall. First get in position and stand still as the counter counts down to zero. Close your eyes a second before the powerful flash goes off. Now stand back and check out your shadow-painting – but be be quick before it disappears!
Here, all colours seems to have been removed. But you can get them back by shining the white light. Are the colours like you thought they would be?
You can play music on our laser harp. But how does it work? John from Experimentarium gives a brief introduction on how the harp produces music, and explains how you can play without harming your eyes.