Science of Music

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Open through Jan. 2, 2022

Music is scientific!

Visit our featured exhibit and learn some of the surprising ways science and music connect! Feel the rhythm through the drums, find the pitch with the pipe organ, and take the stage in this interactive exploration of sound.

This year visitors can expect to see returning favorites like the drum pad room, guitar kiosk, and a performance stage.

We’ve added new instruments and immersive experiences! In addition to awesome new stage lighting, we have a selection of instruments that highlight African and Afro-Cuban music: The banjo, marimba, djembe and vibraslap originated in Africa, and we have their modern day cousins on display to play. We’ve added samba instruments from Brazil, including the surdo, caixa, repinique and a variety of shakers. Plus, you can create your own salsa percussion trio with congas, bongos and timbales!

Exhibit included with general admission and free for members.