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Jack-O-Lantern Lane returns for its fourth year with a new focus on exploring light, optical illusions, and fun sensory challenges.
All new exhibit experiences, as well as returning favorites, will thrill and engage you in the science of sensory perception and illusion-making. Bring out the family and find out why images are not always what they appear.
This show explores the shocking science behind some of our favorite Jack-O-Lanterns and Halloween experiences. Learn how to take pumpkins to the next level with explosive chemical reactions, investigate the power of electricity, and watch as our educator tries to bring a pickle to life!
The hands-on activities in Leo’s Creativity Studio explore the interaction of light, image, and visual perception. Learn the basics of electrical circuits by making your own mini light-up paper jack-o-lantern with LED circuits. Also, explore animation and illusion by creating a thaumatrope, an optical toy that appears to blend two images into one.
Jack-O-Lantern Lane is presented with generous support from The Hartford Financial Services Group and the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society.
Leo’s Creativity Studio is presented by B.Braun with support from ATAS International.