Museum of Optics
The Museum of Optics is located in the building of the optics laboratory of the State Optical Institute at the spit of Vasilevsky Island - the former palace of the merchant Eliseev.
It is a truly unique interactive educational exhibition, developed by a team at the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
Museum visitors enter the magical world of optics and learn history of the optical phenomena; they are also introduced to the modern research in the field of applied and theoretical sciences, as well as optical and opto-information technology. Devices based on the knowledge of optical laws, played a huge role in unraveling mysteries of the cosmos and our planet - they are used to study everything from the microcosm to the secrets of the origin of the universe.