Photography: a world in a matchbox

60–90 min

15-25 people

Photography literally means drawing with light, and the good news is that anyone can learn how to do it!

Have you ever wondered how does a camera work? Is it possible to make a DIY camera? If you are curious to learn about photo lab equipment and pinhole photography, we invite you to take part in this educational programme.

During this educational programme you will be an active participant. Just bring a matchbox and you will see for yourself: the world really does fit in a small matchbox!

Here are some pictures taken during this educational programme.

Illusions – science, mysticism or deception?

90 min

10-30 people

“Illusions – Science, Mysticism or Deception?” is the most popular educational programme at the Energy and Technology Museum. During this programme the participants will learn what are illusions, how they form or how they are designed. After the programme you will be able to explain what is a mirage, pareidolia, artificial perspective and many more.

Participants will get acquainted with moving pictures, admire 3D anaglyphs and discover astounding optical deceptions with the help of interactive exhibits.

How did Thomas light up a light bulb?

90 min

10-30 people

Have you ever thought, what exactly happens when you switch on the light? If not, we invite you to participate in our educational programme “How Did Thomas Light Up a Light Bulb?”.

During this educational programme you will examine the benefits of electric power, the physical operating principles and most importantly – you will feel just like Thomas Alva Edison, because you will construct your own light bulb!

Guided tours and educational programmes can be booked from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to – 6.30 pm.

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