Where the Wild Sounds Are

A new interactive exhibit opened at the National Geographic Museum this month that literally sounds like something any kid who is wild about nature will love.  “Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life” opened at the start of the month and will be on display until January 2, 2011.

Here’s the description from the Nat Geo website:  “Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Long before the advent of iTunes, the musical instinct ran deep. Wild Music explores evidence for the biological origins of music through highly interactive exhibits and exceptional sound experiences, and – in the process – expands our understandings of what makes music. With its multicultural content and careful attention to accessibility Wild Music offers broad appeal for diverse, intergenerational audiences.”

And while you’re there, you can check out a live exhibit as well.  “Geckos: Tails to Toepads” features more than 70 live lizards from around the world with several interactive exhibits to complement.

Admission to “Wild Music” is free, and the “Geckos” exhibit is $7/adult, $4/ages 2-12.  The museum is open from 9am – 5pm daily.


Filed under All ages, Animals, DC, Educational, Free, Museums

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