Glow: Living Lights


What puts the fire into a firefly? It's bioluminescence, a living organism's ability to produce its own light, and it is one of the most incredible, yet least understood phenomena in nature. The blockbuster film Avatar helped bring the beauty of bioluminescence to the forefront. Glow: Living Lights is the only traveling exhibition to explore this mystery of nature. Completely updated for 2010, this beautiful exhibit takes visitors through an illuminating journey of both terrestrial and marine environments where they learn why and how so many creatures are lighting up the dark.

The journey through the exhibit begins with an exploration of what bioluminescence is and how it differs from other forms of light. They then move on to displays featuring some of the most incredible creatures ever seen – from the familiar firefly and glowworm to the alien-looking angler fish and siphonophore, the longest living creature on Earth. They go on to discover how research into bioluminescence is helping to find cancer cures and detect harmful pathogens. All visitors leave Glow with a greater understanding and appreciation for one of nature's most incredible phenomenons.


Glow Testing Wheel

Tour term typically 12 weeks
Space 3000 to 5000 square feet (4000 recommended)
Height – 10 feet required
Modular with no forced path, can be configured to fit in any space
Venue remits for inbound shipping
Standard HVAC
Sufficient electrical load bearing capabilities, electrical amperage ratings broken down per block
Minimal lighting is preferred, floor path is all that's required
Standard Security
Insurance: 2 million liability / 1 million property


Teacher guide to national curriculum standards
Docent guide and training
Discovery cart with touchable items


Sample press materials, media releases, advertisements
Print ready logos & graphics
Rights-Free Press Images


Exhibit technical manual
Exhibit IQ technician to assist with installation and take-down
Telephone technical support

*Rates available upon request