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Sound Sensations

The Sound Sensations Gallery gives visitors of all ages and abilities opportunities to engage in hands-on activities to create music, while understanding the fundamentals of sound. Future scientists and musicians will explore by using real instruments from around the world, unusual or unexpected sound-making devices, plus scientific and digital tools to visualize sound waves and sense vibrations.

How Adults can Support discovery, Creativity, Exploration, and Play in Sound Sensations 

  • Try making a song together! Music is a great way for children to express themselves.

  • Engage by showing them the different instruments and modeling different ways to use them.

  • Talk about all the different ways that you can make music and sound!

  • Sound is exciting! Here are some fast facts!

    • Sound travels faster in water than in air

    • Dogs can hear at a higher frequency than humans, allowing them to hear sounds that we cannot!

    • The bigger the ears the better it can hear.

    • Flies can’t hear at all!

    • Wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an obstacle.

    • The loudest natural sound on Earth is a volcano erupting!

kids playing with sound sensations exhibit
kids playing with sound sensations exhibit
kids playing with sound sensations exhibit
kids playing with sound sensations exhibit
kids playing with sound sensations exhibit
kids playing with sound sensations exhibit
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