Sophie Warner, of Winton, takes a closer look at a Mirror Magic interactive exhibit at Otago Museum yesterday. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
A series of quirky interactive exhibits called ''Mirror
Magic'' has proved a popular addition to Otago Museum's
science centre since being installed in October, museum
Among visitors to the museum yesterday, Sophie Warner, of
Winton, had arrived on a day trip mainly intent on seeing the
museum's tropical forest and butterfly house, which is also
part of the science centre.
But she also enjoyed taking a closer look at the
kaleidoscopic collection of weird and wonderful mirror
exhibits, which runs until March 3.
This exhibition is owned and was developed by Te Manawa, a
Palmerston North museum of art, science and history.
This is an exchange exhibition, after the successful ''Your
Face Here'' show, which was developed at Otago Museum, was
displayed at Te Manawa early last year.
The 22 interactive stations that make up Mirror Magic enable
visitors to experiment with mirrors of all shapes and sizes
to ''investigate the properties of reflected light'',
Clare Wilson, the museum collections, research and experience
director, said maintaining good relationships with other
museums was a key factor in enabling visitors to enjoy such