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Sound Bites

Sound Bites

Sounds are a part of our everyday lives and help us to make sense of the world around us. Experience how sound comes from vibrations – waves of energy that push tiny molecules against one another in pulses. Explore the nature of sound and how we hear, the science and art behind the tools we use to create different types of sound. 


Extend the Experience

Add to your students' experience by pairing this exhibit visit with a Sound Bites companion program:

Journey of Sound (Grades 1–4)

Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record Earth (Grades 4–12)

Electricity Theater (Grades K-12)

Subjects: Physical Sciences
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
Supporting Curriculum Materials:


NYS Standards:
  • PreK:
    Physical Sciences: PS4A, Life Sciences: LS1.D
  • 1st Grade:
    Waves: PS4.A, PS4.B.
    Structure, Function, and Information Processing: LS1.A., LS1.D.
  • 4th Grade:
    Waves: PS4.A., PS4.C.
    Structure, Function, and Information Processing: LS1.D.
  • 5th Grade:
    Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1.A.
  • 6th-8th Grade:
    Structure and Properties of Matter: PS1.A., PS2.B.
    Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation: PS4.A., PS4.B.
    Structure, Function, and Information Processing: LS1.D.
  • 9th-12th Grades:
    Energy: PS3.C.
    Waves and electromagnetic Radiation: PS4.A.

NGSS Keywords: Waves, Structure Function, Information Processing

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Permanent galleries are included (availability varies) with Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942

Need More Information?

Name: Calvin Uzelmeier
Phone: 585.697.1942

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