• Take a Closer Look

    © Larry Ralph

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  • © Nicolaus Czarnecki

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  • © Nicolaus Czarnecki

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Take a Closer Look

Permanent Exhibit

Exercise your powers of perception to see what you can discover when you pay attention to your senses, and learn about ways technology can extend our reach beyond what we can perceive on our own.

To supplement our own bodies' capabilities, we have developed technologies to help us extend our senses — to help us perceive things that are too fast, too small, too far away, or invisible to the naked eye.

See a sound wave, use an infrared camera to explore hot spots around you, track cosmic particles in a cloud chamber, or find the hidden crown in every splash of milk.

Our Museum Exhibits team has thoroughly reviewed every exhibit component throughout the entire Museum to assess its safety and risk for transmission. As a result, some venues and exhibits, like Take a Closer Look, have been modified for your safety.

Location

Blue Wing, Lower Level. Find on map

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Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Audio Label
  • Multisensory Interactives
  • For information about accessibility in the Museum: mos.org/accessibility. For questions or accommodation requests: 617-723-2500, accessibility@mos.org. Please request ASL interpeters at least two weeks in advance.