LEHI — “The Science of Listening” opens Monday, July 2, in Thanksgiving Point’s Museum of Ancient Life.
“The Science of Listening” is a traveling exhibit from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Hands-on activities explore the processes of communication, including hearing and speech. Museum visitors can try on oddly shaped animal ears, to see how they help locate and filter sounds, and learn how blind people use hearing to navigate.
An exhibit called “Soundscapes” features recordings from various environments, asking listeners to figure out where the sounds were captured.
Eavesdropping is another learning experience, with museum visitors sitting on a salon chair under a hair dryer, and thinking about which overheard conversations capture their attention.
“The Science of Listening” exhibit continues 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, through June 2013. Admission to the Museum of Ancient Life, at 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, is $10 for adults and $8 for children.
For more information, call 801-768-2300 or visit thanksgivingpoint.org.