The Childrens Museum of Atlanta Makes Noise with Latest Exhibit

Often times when events are listed in the city they tend to fall into the adult category, but if you have children of your own or have special little ones that are a part of your life, it's nice to have fun things to do with them as well. One of the best places in the city to take kids is The Children's Museum of Atlanta because you can always count on them to not only have fun activities for kids to partake in, but also educational events. The latest exhibit at the Museum is one that is sure to make a lot of "noise" that will keep children entertained and fulfilled. Read on to find out what it's all about! Listen up! The newest exhibit at The Children's Museum of Atlanta invites families to sound off on a multi-sensory adventure!

Sonic Sensation , an educational traveling exhibit developed by the Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York, will be featured in Atlanta February 15 - June 1 to teach children the anatomy, measurement and science of sound. "Families will be all ears when they hear about Sonic Sensation ," said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children's Museum of Atlanta. "This highly engaging exhibit offers a fun and informative opportunity for children to experience the sonic world and sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds. The interactive components and activities directly align with our mission to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play." The 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit features a variety of interactive, hands-on activities for children to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors can experiment with pitch, test their listening skills , make a movie soundtrack and much more! As children engage with multiple learning stations throughout the exhibit, they will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing. There are 14 exhibition components in Sonic Sensation : Entry Piece Families have the opportunity to explore the sonic world and the sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds.

Strike panels of various woods and metals to hear their different sounds! Scream Chamber Step into a soundproof chamber and let out a roar! A partner reads the decibel meter on the outside, and children can compare their decibels to other animal sounds on the chart. The competition gets fierce and funny! Seeing Sound Adjust the frequency and amplitude knobs to drive the big speakers at each end of a clear tube. Watch the contents of the tube "dance" in all kinds of interesting patterns! Invisible Orchestra Wave in the air and dance on a carpet to play notes! A camera mounted overhead shows them on the monitor, and guests can move their hands and feet into the motion-sensing zones on the monitor to play different sounds. Make several zones sound at once! Critters in a Cupboard Hide the "cat" or "cricket" in a kitchen cupboard and ask a partner to find it by listening only - no peeking! Hearing Test Visitors can listen to different pitches, and find out which frequencies they hear with their right and left ears. Record the results on a chart. Measuring Sounds Tap a xylophone to try different notes. The display tells children what frequencies they have hit! How Do We Hear? See all of the parts inside an ear with a large-scale ear model!

Guests can launch a billiard ball to show how sound hitting the eardrums sends signals to the brain. Ear This! Visitors can stand behind the giant ear graphic and put their best face forward. Children can see how they look with the ears of an elephant or even a bat. Fun family photo op! Match the Sound Shake containers and listen to their sounds to guess what's inside. Children are challenged to find another container with a matching sound. Flip up the doors to see if they heard correctly! Create a Soundtrack Have you ever wanted to create a musical background for your own movie? Guests can add sounds as a movie plays.