Instrument Zoo

Instrument Zoo

The Symphony’s newest educational offering, the Instrument Petting Zoo, debuted in late 2018 and offers children the opportunity to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they see professionally played on stage. The “zoo” allows children to touch, hold and play real instruments. Local symphony members and musicians who partner with the Symphony for Music and Wellness, as well as Music In Literature, act as zookeepers and coach the kids through making sounds on strings, brass and woodwinds. This traveling educational exhibit provides a hands on introduction to all of the instrument families in the orchestra and opens the door to a lifelong adventure with music!