Making Music Special Event

Spend the day building, testing, and tinkering with musical instruments.

Making Music -  the Science of Musical Instruments: Explore the Montshire made exhibition all about the art and science of making and playing musical instruments. All Day on the 2nd Floor.

Guest Musicians: stop by the exhibit to meet different instruments throughout the day.

11:00 Brass Horns               

12:00 Cello                                 

1:00 Acoustic Guitar

2:00 Accordions

3:00 Hand Held Percussion

4:00String Bass


Building Instruments: experiment with sound as you make different instruments throughout the day at the Science Discovery Lab.

10:30 Xylophones  - experiment with different materials, sizes, and mallets .

11:30 Rubber Band Instruments – play with pitch, tension, and thickness as you amp up your instrument.

12:30 Straw Oboes –  make a miniature wind instrument as you explore vibrations.

1:30 Penny Harmonicas – make your own two cent pocket harmonica.           

2:30 Water Music – get wet as you play with tuning forks, bottles, and goblets.

3:30 String Cup Guitars – test out different types of strings and cups as you make a single string guitar.

4:30 Percussion Balloons – experiment with different materials as you make your own balloon shaker.

Programming for the Making Music exhibition is made possible with support from Clyde Watson & Dennis Devlin.