May 08, 2017

Mirror Maze to open at Franklin Institute

Exhibit explores the mathematical patterns of the natural world

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The new mirror maze at The Franklin Institute will open May 27.

The Franklin Institute is opening a new exhibit on Saturday, May 27. 

"Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature" will explore the mathematical patterns of the natural world, like those seen in the center of a sunflower or in honeycombs. Visitors will learn about geometry, tessellations and repetitions.

"An immersive presentation provides an introduction of how math surrounds us every day, illustrated with stunning footage of nature, the human body and even art and architecture," according to a press release.

The exhibit will feature interactive elements and immersive experiences, including a 1,700-square-foot maze with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Museum guests will be inside a giant pattern.

As for other hands-on activities, attendees can draw patterns on a digital screen, compose a piece of music using symmetry, observe symmetry in human faces and much more. 

Tickets for "Mirror Maze" are $25 for adults and $21 for children ages 3-11. General admission to the museum is included in the price. Franklin Institute members receive a discount.

The exhibit will be open through Monday, Sept. 4.


"Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature"

Opening Saturday, May 27
$21-$25 per person
The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St.
(215) 448-1200