Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru

This exhibition is no longer on display at the Museum.

Explore the science behind the sun in a fun-filled, hands-on exhibition that will appeal to all ages, but especially to children and young adults.

Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru tells the story of sunlight – how the sun’s energy and light sustain our lives and shape the world around us – through easily-accessible science and 16 different interactives, games and experiences.

Climb inside a giant inflatable to find out what the Sun sounds like. Race friends and family to see how long it would take to travel the distance from Earth to the Moon. Learn how light behaves and reacts to various mediums. Understand how light has influenced life and culture for millions of years.

Light can be reflected, refracted, dispersed, polarised and scattered. Create your own vibrant shadows in the colour mixing game, arrange prisms to make intricate light patterns, see how beams travel from mirror to mirror in a laser maze and move polarisation filters around a secret screen to see hidden images.

Solve the solar secret by completing an ultraviolet scavenger hunt and you could win a prize (See terms & conditions below).

Developed and toured by Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North

Terms & Conditions for Competition Entry
Entry must be on the official entry form. Employees of Canterbury Museum and their families are ineligible to enter. Only entries from children aged under 16 years will be accepted and only one entry per child. The competition closes at 5.00 pm Sunday 22 July 2018. No entries will be accepted after this date. The first correct entry drawn on Monday 23 July 2018 will receive a prize. Canterbury Museum has sole discretion to determine if entries are correct and will not enter into any discussion or correspondence.

This exhibition is no longer on display at the Museum.
23 March – 22 July 2018
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