Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
Explore and experience the amazing properties of sound by creating, seeing, hearing and feeling waves and physical vibrations.
In the Sound Gallery you will find printed copies of our Exploration Learning Guide for parents and caregivers, a resource of prompts and suggestions to support exploration of the gallery's STEAM topic with your child. You can also review and print the Guide here online prior to your visit, and/or after your visit for ideas for post-visit activities and conversations that reinforce learning: Exploration Learning Guide | Sound Gallery.
In this Exhibit
Make music with flip flops on a unique PVC pipe keyboard instrument designed and built by Concord Academy students.
Make joyful sounds as you squeeze air through cans, jars, reeds, and pipes with this one-of-a-kind musical instrument designed by musician Leonard Solomon.
Hear, see, and feel sound vibration as you experiment with tuning forks.
Create jingling, tinkling sounds when you drop metal washers down a variety of threaded rods.
Wave your hands and make music! Break invisible light beams to play different instruments from around the world.
Explore the relationship between size and sound as you make music on Temple Blocks, Bass strings, and a Double Bass.
Turn a handle to move tiny levers and bellows that create familiar two-tone sounds.
Create waves in a long Slinky suspended across the ceiling when you speak, sing, or shout into a microphone.
Discover how objects can carry and amplify sound when they are placed a vibrating, but silent, sound post. Hear the music and voices by using makeshift loud speakers.