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Sunlight - Ihi Komaru

12 December 2015 - 24 April 2016
Lower Ground Floor


Discover the secrets of the sun in this hands-on, interactive exhibition this summer at Puke Ariki!Sunlight - Ihi Kōmaru explores the massive impact the sun has on our life on earth, including how crucial it is to our very existence and the prominent role it plays in cultures across the world.

Ever wondered what the Sun sounds like? Climb into our giant inflatable Sun and find out! Play with mirrors, prisms, lenses and lasers to discover the surprising behaviour and properties of light, and find out that white light is actually very colourful! Explore the full spectrum of sunlight and be amazed at the many technological uses humans have found for each frequency.

Just how fast is the speed of light? Race your friends and family and find out how long it would take you to reach the moon!

There is plenty to do, discover and learn at this enthralling exhibition for all ages.