The Labyrinth of Light
The Labyrinth of Light is a labyrinthine area where you can embark on a journey of discovery exploring the many different scientific aspects of light.
Light fascinates and surprises. Some light can create the most beautiful, glimmering colours that are reflected in surfaces. And where there is light, there is often a shadow – perhaps even several.
In the Labyrinth of Light, you can experience and experiment with the many fascinating properties of light.
In the Labyrinth of Light you can play tunes on the laser harp, examine the colourless room and try moving faster than your own shadow.
The Labyrinth of Light is all about light and colours, and how we perceive them.
The phenomena you experience in the exhibition have many parallels to your own day-to-day life. The way in which your shadow changes during the course of the day. How the atmosphere in a room changes 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’.
Everyone will learn something from visiting the Labyrinth of Light, but the exhibition is primarily targeted at families with children aged 8-14 years.
Here are some of the many phenomena you can experience.
Here, you can see how, for example, red, green and blue light produce white light. You can mix red, green and blue light to get exactly the colours you want in the light columns. This will enable you to create your own artwork from the 10 light columns.
Play music on the laser harp by blocking the beams. Laser light is a different sort of light.
Lie down and see how ultra-violet light is transformed into visible light, or how light is reflected.
Here, you can study your shadow, and freeze it on the phosphorescent wall – but you have to be quick before it disappears!
Here, all colours have been removed. But you can get them back by shining the white light.
You can play music on our Laserharp. But how does that work? John from Experimentarium gives a brief introduction on how the harp produce music, and explains how you can play without harming your eyes.