"Wild Music" at the Museum
Posted July 25, 2007 4:18 p.m. EDT
We had a good time this morning shooting this video tour of the new "Wild Music" exhibit at the N.C. Musuem of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.
It focuses on the music and sounds you find in nature -- from bird chirps to the bustle of the city. The 4,000-square-foot area is enough to keep you and the kids occupied for a long time. In the video, you can see how easily the exhibit immerses you. It's visually attractive and really stimulates the senses.
The best part for the little ones is that they can make as much noise as they want! This is one of those places where they have an afternoon of fun and secretly learn a lot. Adults will enjoy it, too. Those of you with rhythm can really show off on the stone xylophone (if you have no musical skills, you can play an easy version of "The Flintstones" with the numbered xylophone keys). That picture is me playing with the "voice shaper," which changes your voice into all kinds of sounds. I want one in the house.
"Wild Music" runs through September 16. Admission to the museum is free, as always, but tickets for "Wild Music" are $5 for adults and kids ages 5 to 11 get in for $4. You can get more information about the exhibit and admission on the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Web site.
The museum also is hosting a "Wild Music" festival. It's scheduled for Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bicentennial Plaza between the natural sciences and history museums. You can enjoy all kinds of music, stories, food and fun. Better yet -- it's all free!