Fluorescent Display and Rainbow Gallery
Our "Rainbow Gallery" of natural minerals emits brilliant colors when energized with ultraviolet "black" light. This gallery is always one of the favorite sights to see at the Rice Museum. Watch as both shortwave and longwave fluorescent lighting is shown upon what appears to be relatively colorless stones...the rocks will reveal bright, beautiful colors. This is caused by minerals contained in the rocks that react to UV lighting..."Ooh, Aah, Special!"...come visit us and learn more!