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Member Preview: The Great Animal Orchestra

Blue spectograms and the images of marine animals on the walls of a darkened room
Member Preview: The Great Animal Orchestra
You're invited!

Join us on June 9 to preview The Great Animal Orchestra! This limited-capacity, must-see exhibition opens to the public June 10. Step into the heart of nature’s wildest soundscapes and immerse yourself in animal sounds from around the globe. This stunning audiovisual art experience invites you to listen to your planet—and preserve it.

Reserve your 15-minute preview slot* (members and donors only):

Reserve preview

Plus enjoy these perks during your visit on June 9 (members and donors only):

  • Member lounge in the Kanbar Forum
  • Screenings of the documentary Bernie Krause: A Life with The Great Animal Orchestra (2021, 37 min.), 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on the hour
  • Grab-and-go snacks and giveaways (while supplies last)
  • Storytime Science for Kids (ages 4–7), 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. Capacity is limited—sign up here.


*Please note: Reservations strongly recommended. A waiting list for no-show slots will be available at the event.

On June 9, we are offering 15-minute previews of the 98-minute presentation. To give a sneak peek to as many members as possible, your time in the installation will be limited to 15 minutes. You will then be asked to exit to allow the next group to come in. If you’d like to return for more segments, you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list.

Visitor time in the experience will not be limited during regular or member hours from June 10 through October 15. Daytime members will enjoy exclusive access to The Great Animal Orchestra every Sunday morning (10 a.m.–noon).