Museum exhibit to shed light

July 17, 2012 by  

On Saturday, July 21 and through until January 6, 2013, Creatures of Light Nature will be held at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, located at 79th Street in New York. This event will take place during regular hours of operation.

For anyone who has ever wondered what makes a firefly glow, this exhibit is all about nature’s bioluminescence, which causes creatures and organisms to create light. This could include the creatures found in your backyard, fireflies, or the creatures found in the depths of the ocean that glow. Although this is rare to find in animals and plants that thrive on land, it is very common in the oceans. This light reaction is usually due to chemical changes and reactions within the creature’s body.

During this exhibition, an explanation of how certain creatures survive in their environment with this light will be forthcoming and will help guests to better understand the ecosystems of the earth. Visitors will discover how these creatures use the light to attract the opposite sex, to lure prey, and to defend themselves from predators.

Such detailed events on this subject are perhaps not as regularly found as insect and wildlife devotees would hope, so it is not unlikely that this long-running display may attract residents of New Jersey locations, such as Flemington and Readington, to make the relatively short journey to New York

Ticket price is $24 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and $14 for children. Poster printing and brochure printing may have been used to advertise and promote this light exhibit. For more information or hours of operation, please visit the American Museum of Natural History’s website or call 212-769-5200.