March 1, 2024

The Ramble at The Met 81st Street Studio

The Ramble, Playing with the Science of Light
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 81st Street Studio is a science and art play space for children.

The 3,500 square-foot interactive space invites the museum’s youngest visitors to explore, discover, and interact with art and what it’s made of.

Across the back wall of the space is an immersive, multi-user interactive visual playground that celebrates how artists use light and color. The installation features a dynamic projection wall and light table. Here, children experiment with patterns and art images, using different modes—color, shadow and distortion—to playfully explore optics, the behavior and properties of light, while creating unique and mesmerizing visual displays.