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In the Dark

in the dark 

In the Dark

January 18-May 27, 2018 *EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND*

The dark -- a place of mystery.

Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it's also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has caused plants and animals to adapt to ecosystems like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground.

Since prehistoric times, humans have sought to find utility in darkness, and have invented ways to acclimate to dark conditions. Visiting In the Dark, guests experience and explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas and lifelike models.


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