Just released on iTunes last week, Creatures of Light is a free app from the American Museum of Natural History. Its release accompanies the museum’s newest exhibit, titled Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, but you don’t have to have seen the exhibit to enjoy the app.
Creatures of Light (iPad only) offers diagrams, videos, photos, interactive features and lots of information on bioluminescent organisms (that’s “glow in the dark” to most of us). The “symphonic soundtrack” is beautifully appropriate and lovely images go hand in hand with easy-to-understand diagrams. The information is presented in a clear, straightforward way that means that children as young as eight will get something out of the app. It’s divided into six sections: The Exhibition, Enchanted Evening, Light on Land, A Sparkling Sea, Altered Light, and The Deep Ocean.
Carefully designed with attractive drawings and plenty of attention paid to the details, this app is well worth downloading.
Image from Creatures of Light