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The Listen collection opened to the public in 2006. It featured a new permanent collection of interactive, ears-on exhibits.
These simple glass tubes separate the sounds of the Exploratorium into distinct tones.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
Sand scattered on a large metal square vibrates and jumps in response to the sound of your voice. When you hit just the right note(s), the sand spontaneously migrates into elegant geometrical patterns.
This keyboard creates tones that seem to keep getting higher—forever.
Where: Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
Enormous parabolic sculptures transmit a conversation—or even a whisper—from one person to another across a great distance.
As you walk across the gravel floor of this short tunnel, a sound meter measures your loudness and gives you a score. Can you beat your previous score? Can you beat your friends’ scores?
Combine beats and melodies in a musical conversation.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
The length of this vibrating rod affects the sound it makes.
Bite down on a straw and listen to music that only you can hear, as sound travels to your inner ear via your teeth and bones.
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