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  • Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year, Museum Day celebrates the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections, and the Sarnoff is joining in on the fun with a variety of sound-related museum events to go with our temporary exhibit, In the Groove: A Century of Sound. The museum, and all exhibits, will be open from 11:00-4:00, with a variety of events happening throughout the day. 11:00: Curator-led tour of the main exhibit, Innovations that Changed the World 12:00: Make your own speaker! Visit our hands-on table to learn about how speakers work, and make and take home your very own cone speaker. 1:00: Musical performance and demonstration by Kenny Lepping 2:00: Make a Sound Sandwich! Visit our hands-on table to learn the basics of how vibrations produce sound by making a Sound Sandwich 3:00: Curator-led tour of the temporary exhibit, In the Groove: A Century of Sound

Spectacular Sounds @ Museum Day