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Science and Tech Museum explores story of sound with new exhibit

Sandra Abma, CBC News
November 13, 2017

Revamped museum’s new exhibit a ‘sensory experience’ delving into all things aural

Sound by Design is a new exhibition at the revamped Canada Science and Technology Museum exploring 150 years of sound recording and music making. It’s an interactive experience that invites visitors to make some noise by trying out instruments, dancing to motion-activated sound machines and taking a spin as DJ on an oversized turn table.

“Our goal is to engage visitors in a sensory experience,” said Christina Tessier, the museum’s director general.

“To create a sense of curiosity and discovery, that’s where those hands-on and body-on interactives are really important.”

Three years after a leaky roof and mould forced it to shut down, the renovated museum is set to reopen Friday with an array of new, cutting-edge exhibitions, as well as some old favourites.

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