It’s time for the N.C. Science Festival, and we are having a “Science of Sound” Day at SciWorks, in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem.


Strike, Shake, and Scrape: The Science of Percussion Instruments

  • 10:30 am-11:05 am 11:25-Noon (repeat session)  Science of Sound 2015-1
  • Join the percussionists of the Winston-Salem Symphony for an exploration of the science behind drums, marimbas, cymbals, triangles, maracas, and the wide variety of instruments that make sound when they are struck, shaken, or scraped. Audience participation will include playing with drums and building percussion instruments to take home.

Sounds All Around

  • 10 am-1 pm
  • Visit activity stations and learn about the inner ear, sound waves and vibrations. Make music with traditional instruments and natural objects, while learning and having fun! Enjoy a “make & take” musical instrument craft, too!

Instrument Petting Zoo

  • 11 am – 1 pm
  • Test your musical skills as you play percussion, string, brass, and woodwind instruments provided by volunteers from the Winston-Salem Symphony.

All Science of Sound activities are included with SciWorks admission (and FREE to SciWorks Members). SciWorks is also offering FREE admission during the event to all CMWS Members and Winston-Salem Symphony Subscribers. Please bring membership/subscriber identification.