The Museum is helping Winnipeggers celebrate the JUNOS with some special programming in the Science Gallery. The Boeing Explore Science Zone in the Museum’s Science Gallery is excited to offer the public a series of activities that explore the scientific principles of vibrations and waves which govern music and instruments. Nine different musical experiments will allow participants to learn more about how music is really made. These include a unique electronic instrument that allows you to play it without physically touching it, an instrument that lets you use your teeth to hear the vibration and an experiment that allows you to explore beats using gravity.
The experiments are titled Buzzin’ Bones, Metal Head or Harp Head?, Straw Oboe, Hands Off Music, Let The Beat Drop, A Piping Good Time, Surfing on a Sound Wave, What’s that Din, Pan? and Nice Ear.
This workshop will run on weekends only, beginning on March 15. The Science Gallery is open on Tuesdays through Fridays (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) and on Saturdays and Sunday (11:00 to 5:00 pm). Admission is $9.00 (adults), $7.50 (youth, students and seniors) and $30.00 (families – 2 adults, up to 4 youth). Museum members and children under the age of 3 are admitted free.