Special Exhibition Opens! “Making Music: The Science of Musical Instruments”

Discover the science and the art behind making and playing musical instruments.

Making Music: The Science of Musical Instruments explores how musical instruments are created and how they are played. Be amazed as you explore 2,500 square-feet of interactive exhibits showcasing 34 different musical instruments—14 of which you can play, including a double bass, a Theremin, and a drum made out of a recycled propane tank. Make an air instrument and experiment with the different sounds of a pipe organ. Play in a band with your friends—choosing a guitar, a drum set, or a keyboard—and experience how musicians create music together. Experiment with the sound that a modular synthesizer makes.

With more than 30 demonstration videos and 28 hands-on experiences learn how musical instruments, from a wooden flute to an electronic synthesizer, use the principles of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to create their sounds. 

Making Music inspires your creativity while you explore the science of musical instrument design.