Behind the scenes

Enlighten your Life!

Take a moment to explore the science behind Creatures of Light, and discover why this incredible evolutionary adaptation has emerged repeatedly throughout time. Learn the basics of bioluminescence, find out how this natural phenomenon sheds light on larger issues, and meet astonishing organisms that live in the ocean and on land!

Bioluminescence Basics
Get the scoop on the chemicals needed for a natural glow, and explore the different ways living things produce light.

Luminescent Landlubbers
Take a look at terrestrial organisms that light up the night, then find out more about a firefly’s language of luminescence.

Wondrous Water Dwellers
Dive into the ocean’s depths to meet the dazzling array of shimmering sea life that lives at every level—from the surface to the sea floor.