“Lights! Shadow! Action!” opens in June

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s new exhibit “Lights! Shadow! Action!” invites children of all ages to create with light, shadow and color. The new exhibit opens to the public on Friday, June 7, 2019.

“Lights! Shadow! Action!”, an interactive classroom incorporating low-profile interactive technology that can quickly transform a classroom to an exhibit space with a flip of the switch, opens soon at the Children’s Museum of NH.

“With over 101,000 visitors each year, we’ve been looking for solutions to maximize our use of space,” said Jane Bard, Museum President. “The unique design allows us to host a class in the morning, and have creative, hands-on exhibits for all visitors to explore that same afternoon.”

When visiting this new exhibit, guests will be able to create colorful designs with Everbright, an interactive LED light wall for all ages with a 4-foot by 4-foot grid of hundreds of adjustable color dials that rotate endlessly in either direction through the color spectrum. Guests can also explore color mixing with light at the Additive Mixture “Shadow” exhibit, which shines red, green and blue LED lights onto a white wall to create a white light. When any of those light beams are interrupted, it creates a different color shadow on the wall. And finally guests will be able to move and groove with “BEAM,” a virtual playground of sight and sound that features rotating games for different ages and skill levels. “There are no moving parts, just your body interacting with the 5-foot by 8-foot game projected on the floor,” shared Bard.

The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, June 7 and will be open exclusively for museum members at 9:30 a.m., and then to the public at 10 a.m.

June 7 is also the museum’s First Friday $3 After 3 p.m. day where everyone who visits after 3 p.m. pays only $3 per person admission and the museum stays open until 7pm.

To learn more about the new exhibit or the museum, visit www.childrens-museum.org or call 603-742-2002.

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