Sound Gallery

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 in one of six language prior to your visit, and/or after your visit for ideas for post-visit activities and conversations that reinforce learning: 

In This Exhibit


Make music with flip flops on a unique PVC pipe keyboard instrument designed and built by Concord Academy students.

Rubber Ball Music Wall

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.

Tuning Fork Booth

Hear, see, and feel sound vibration as you experiment with tuning forks. 

Washer Falls

Create jingling, tinkling sounds when you drop metal washers down a variety of threaded rods.

Air Harp

Wave your hands and make music! Break invisible light beams to play different instruments from around the world. 

Percussion Station

Explore the relationship between size and sound as you make music on Temple Blocks, Bass strings, and a Double Bass.

Cuckoo Clock

Turn a handle to move tiny levers and bellows that create familiar two-tone sounds.

Bucket Radio

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.