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Celebration Saturday: The Science of Sound Cancelled

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Learn about the deep ties between music and science with interactive STEM-focused activities and a special guest presentation on the chemistry of Stradivarius violins.

In partnership with the Central Arizona Section of the American Chemical Society

Build Your Own Chordophone
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Create your own chordophone, or stringed instrument, in this craft activity for all ages. Afterwards, drop into the workshop to electrify your new craft instrument!

Workshop: Electrifying Musical Instruments
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convert your craft chordophone into an electronically amplified instrument in this walk-in workshop led by MIM’s museum educator.

Scholar Talk: Unlocking the Mystery of the Stradivarius
1:30–2:30 p.m.
What makes the Stradivarius such a sought-after violin? Join Joseph Nagyvary, PhD, professor emeritus of biochemistry at Texas A&M University, for an enriching talk on how chemical analysis was used to discover the hidden secrets of how these violins were made.