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The Great Color Caper

The Great Color Caper is a fun and interactive presentation about the science of color – the physics of light, chemistry of pigments, and psychology of optical illusions.

The comic-book styled program uses interactive multimedia to transform students into Color Cadets and to teach them about light, energy, reflection and color while they help solve a mystery. The Color Cadets are guided through experiments in their attempt to save the city of Spectropolis from a villain plotting to rob the city of all its color. Real PPG Scientists appear on screen throughout the program with helpful clues.

Every day, scientists use color technology to decorate and protect, which keeps people and the environment safe. Real world examples of color technology such as lasers, automotive coatings, transition lenses and acid-base color indicators improve quality of life, enhance consumer safety, and preserve the environment.

Become a scientist, invent brilliant new technologies, and paint a brighter future for Planet Earth!

Demonstration Modules:

• Lasers
• EM Spectrum
• UV Light and Transitions
• Fireworks

• Color mixing
• Coatings and Environment
• pH Indicators

• Motion After Effect
• Color Confusion

We can accommodate your academic schedule and budget, as we offer several combinations of large assemblies paired with 10 small group Adventure Stations such as the Bead Detectors Station where students make their own UV detecting ring using special beads to investigate Ultra Violet rays under a blacklight.

The Great Color Caper is a unique partnership with the Carnegie Science Centers, PPG Industries, and Harley-Davidson Museum.

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Adults (18-64 years): $18
Children (5-17 years): $10
Children (under 5): Free with Adult
Seniors (65+): $12 (with ID)
Military & Students: $12 (with ID)
H-D Museum Members: Free

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May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
(Thursday, 9am-8pm)
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
(Thursday, 10am-8pm)

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789

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