- In →
- CHILDREN'S MUSEUM,
- SCIENCE CENTER,
Visitors to Quiet Quest interact with this exhibit by entering the enclosure and trying to walk across a gravel path as quietly as possible. This exhibit is an adaptation of the Exploratorium’s Out Quiet Yourself. Visitors enter the enclosure by walking up the stairs on the right of the exhibit. Directly in the line of site is a button that the visitors press to start the exhibit. Once they’ve pressed the button to start the exhibit, they then walk across the gravel pit as quietly as they can. There is an array of speakers below the gravel pit. These speakers pick up the sound of visitors walking across the gravel. There is a viewing window at the height of the gravel path, so outside viewers can watch as the visitor walks along. This exhibit gives visitors a score based on the decibel volume they produce. The score is displayed on the monitor on the front of the exhibit to entice other visitors to participate and the monitor within the exhibit directly in front of the path.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation