Rock and Roll at The Platform
801 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68108
Join us at The Platform on Saturdays from 10-Noon, November 2 – February 1, for special family-friendly programming inspired by our Louder Than Words exhibition. Each week will feature a new and exciting STEAM-based activity related to music and sound. Registration is not required.
|November 9||Tin Can/Paper Cup Phones||Explore vibration and sound waves by making tin can or paper phones|
|November 16||Craft Stick Harmonicas||Learn how to create your own harmonica with craft sticks|
|November 23||Homemade Instruments||Use a variety of craft and recycled materials to create a unique instrument to take home|
|November 30||Palm Pipes||Create music using the palms of your hands and learn how to create your own palm pipes|
ABOUT THE PLATFORM
Located on the lower level of the museum on what was originally track one in the Union Station terminal, The Platform is an interactive STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) experience for learners of all ages. The area features an industrial, workshop-like aesthetic, with a focus on creating, building and innovating. The Platform is a flexible, ever-evolving space. Current features include a brick building wall, magnetic wall with marble tube run, train table, oversized maps of Omaha neighborhoods and counter height tables that look out onto the active railyard.
The launch of The Platform was made possible by a $20,000 gift from U.S. Bank’s Community Possible initiative.