Get ready to get lost at the Franklin Institute! Their latest exhibition A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature opens May 27.
The inspiration for this latest exhibit is based on the patterns that constantly surround us. “Explore the mathematical patterns of the natural world – from the nested spirals of a sunflower’s seeds, to the ridges of a mountain range, to the layout of the universe.” These patterns inspire people to create and to build. They even show us how to predict the unknown.
Visitors to A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature will have fun learning how math, yes math, is used to unlock the mysteries and majesty of the world through patterns. There will be a series of engaging interactive elements and immersive experiences such as Patterns in the Designed World, Vitruvian Man, Spiral Viewer, Pattern Recognition Station, and the World Architecture Timeline. The cherry on top of this exhibit will have visitors losing themselves in an elaborate 1700-square-foot mirror maze.
As you navigate your way through a seemingly infinite repeating pattern of floor-to-ceiling mirrors, challenge yourself to discover how geometry, tessellations, and repetitions are the building blocks of the world around you—and how they may reveal the world’s most hidden secrets.
A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature
May 27 – September 24
The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Ticket prices vary.