Physics of Light


Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D printing workshops, summer camps and more!

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing limited guests enter the museum per hour. We strongly encourage buying your tickets in advance.
We will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Physics of Light

Play with light and color...

In this STEAM-inspired (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) space, you can explore the concept of pointillism while playing with a giant LED lite-brite wall. 

Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Step up to the wall and challenge yourself to make a picture, spell your name, or just enjoy exploring how the light forms as you move pegs from slot to slot!

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