The Museum of Vision provides educational material for physicians, teachers and parents interested in teaching children about the eye, vision and ophthalmology. The museum’s materials are suitable for ages 11 and up, but can be adapted for other age groups. Contact museum staff for further information.
Free Curriculum Guides
Eye Openers: Exploring Optical Illusions (.pdf) describes the basic concepts of vision, optical illusions, binocular vision, and persistence of vision. The curriculum was written for grades 4-6 and can accompany our traveling exhibit Discover Your Eye Q!®
Art and Vision: Seeing in 3-D®(.pdf) describes how artists create the illusion of 3-dimensions by exploring the basic concepts of vision, size scaling, overlapping, atmospheric perspective and linear perspective. The curriculum was written for grades 4-6 and can accompany our traveling exhibit Art and Vision: Seeing in 3-D®.
Animal Eyes®(.pdf). The animal kingdom is full of amazing eyes. Come discover eyes that look like yours, and eyes that are wildly different. Join scientists on their exciting quest to understand how animals actually see. Animal Eyes was organized by the Museum of Vision with generous support from the National Science Foundation and LensCrafters.
We’d love your feedback! Those interested in downloading and using the free curriculum guides can provide feedback by sending an email to museum staff. Please provide your thoughts, city, state, class size and grade level, if pertinent.