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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
These simple glass tubes separate the sounds of the Exploratorium into distinct tones.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
Make a sound into the echo tube and listen for it to reflect back from the far end. You’ll hear a half-second delay, and strange distortions created by the journey.
Experiment with echoes with these three long tubes. Why does a clap come back as a ping? What does it take to make a good echo?
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
This artwork by Norman Tuck demonstrates that a very simple system—a metal chain hanging from a motor-driven bicycle wheel—can generate complex behaviors.
Where: Gallery 2: Tinkering
Listen to the sound of the sea.
Where: San Francisco Marina jetty
Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)San Francisco, CA 94111(415) 528-4444
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