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Make Some Noise at the Montshire!

May 16, 2012
For Immediate Release

Explore the science of sound and hearing at the Montshire Museum’s new traveling exhibition, Sonic Sensation, opening on May 26 in Norwich, Vermont.

Experience our sonic world and the sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds in this interactive exhibition. Experiment with pitch, test your own hearing, make a movie soundtrack, and step into the ever-popular Scream Chamber!

In a lively, engaging manner, Sonic Sensation presents a fun and informative opportunity to explore sound in our environment. Learn about the anatomy and physics of how we hear, find out about decibels, amplitude, frequency, pitch, sound waves, and what you can do to protect your hearing.

Sort high and low pitches by hitting colored bells, create sounds by conducting an Invisible Orchestra, and launch a billiard ball to show how sound hitting our eardrums sends signals to our brain.

Sonic Sensation consists of fourteen fun, interactive exhibits. “Each exhibit is designed to spark conversation and encourage interaction among Museum visitors,” said Bob Raiselis, exhibits director.

Other components invite you to measure the frequency of sounds, match mystery sounds, and try to find hidden “animals” in kitchen cupboards by listening (no peeking!).  Young visitors will want try out Ear This!, a fun family photo op where they can see how they look with the ears of an elephant, rabbit, bat and more.

Museum members and visitors will make a lot of noise at this exhibition on display through September 4, 2012.

Sonic Sensation was developed by Sciencenter of Ithaca, New York, based on an exhibition originally designed by the Montshire.