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An eerie orchestral chord floats on the breeze; it’s the shimmering sound of a 27-foot tall harp being strummed by the wind.
Where: Gallery 5: Outdoor Exhibits
Aeolian Landscape presents a swirling storm of sand inside a large chamber covered by a plexiglass top. A knob on the top of the exhibit rotates a sturdy fan set in the base of the chamber.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Mezzanine
Swirling water sculpts elaborate patterns of underwater dunes.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
Sand traces a pendulum‘s motion.
Where: Crossroads: Getting Started
Magnets in the pendulum and the disks transfer energy back and forth, making the pendulum swing in unpredictable ways.
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