GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
The guitar has had a profound effect on American culture, but how much do you know about this versatile instrument?
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World traces its evolution from 3,000 BCE to the present.
Explore a gallery of rare instruments and then experiment with the science of sound using fun playables and interactives. Kids can even rock out with real drums and guitars.
In the hands-on gallery, you can:
-Strum the world’s largest playable guitar, a 43-foot long replica of a Gibson Flying V
-Test your musical memory by playing challenge riffs on a virtual fretboard
-Bang out a beat on a variety of wood types. Which sounds the best?
-“Freeze” a vibrating string using a strobe light
-Design your own dream guitar
The rare instrument exhibit includes over 60 remarkable instruments such as:
-Early Fender, Gibson, Ovation, and Martin guitars (from circa 1835 to present)
-A Ztar Z7S synthesizer guitar with a button for every fret and string – 204 in all
-The Rock Ock, the only playable guitar with 8 necks
-A stunning PRS Dragon guitar inlayed with 238 pieces of gold, red and green abalone; mother of pearl; and woolly mammoth ivory
-Guitars with outrageous paint jobs and shapes designed for rockers like Steve Vai
How do I win a Family 4-Pack to Guitar?
Simply do the following:
1) Fill out this survey, this is where we’ll pull contact information if you win.
2) Like and share this post on your facebook wall. You must like CSP on facebook and Discovery Place on facebook. If not on facebook, skip to #3.
3) You must be a CSP enewsletter subscriber.
4) Tell us in the comments below what parenting moment has rocked your world!
We’ll pick our lucky winner on Thursday, June 11th.
To purchase tickets:
The best part of this exhibit? There is no extra cover, your museum admission covers your tour of Guitar! Rock on, Discovery Place!
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The parenting moment that rocked my world is when I heard all three girls together laughing the deep belly laugh all together! They actually enjoyed each other so much at that moment, I knew it was a moment to remember.
Hearing my 8 year old play the guitar rocks my world!
seeing my kids together…when they can’t go to sleep until they hug, kiss and tell each other that they love them.
Watching all three of them look out for each other 🙂 It always makes me smile!
When one gets hurt & the other is trying to make them feel better:)
Watching my daughter take my son’s hand to walk him into school.
listening to my daughter tell my son that she is going to teach him how to read, so he can be big like her 🙂
Having my fourth baby last year pretty much rocked my world!! In the best way possible, but wow!! We went from acoustic guitar to electric 😉
Seeing my son learn to play the guitar this year when it seemed bigger than him at Christmas. Also he had his first swim meet this month…I managed not to have tears of pride fall down my face. His little brother was at the other end of the pool to give him a hug. Super sweet.