Weekend Adventure: Creatures of Light

Weekend Adventure

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - From glow worms to lightning bugs, some incredible creatures shine the best in the dark. We checked out Creatures of Light for this week's Weekend Adventure.

It's a first for the Grand Rapids Public Museum since they've never had an exhibit in the dark before.

"We are inside Creatures of Light at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, an exhibit that explores animals and plants throughout the world that naturally glow," explained Christie Bender with the Grand Rapids Public Museum. "It's a great exhibit examining the science behind this bioluminescent reaction that happens from fireflies in your backyard and different fungus throughout North America, all the way to the deep sea fish that we don't normally see or hear about but you will be able to learn about hear about them here."

It's already been a big hit with visitors, including Grand Rapids resident Marisa Rendak and her kids. "It's kind of dark, glowing, more interactive, more attention grabbing," she said.

"It's a unique experience at the Public Museum because we've never had a dark exhibit before," said Christie. "Visitors are going to be able to climb and see underneath a glow cave that is actually a real cave in new Zealand, as well as walk across our bioluminescent bay, the glow creatures will actually follow your feet which is really fun. As well as get up close to some glowing jellyfish in the exhibit."

Visitors who have already seen the exhibit say they enjoyed it. "There are lots of hands on interactives which is always fun for all ages," Christie said.

"It's a lot to take in," said Marisa. "Definitely get out here and see it before it's over. Its definitely worth the time," she said.

"Creatures of Light" is here through July 9th and it's free with general admission. For more information about the exhibit and others at the GRPM, click here.

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