Bring your sunscreen for this celebration of sound, sun, and fun in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. In the event of rain, outdoor events will be canceled, not rescheduled. Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Art-making for the Whole Family: Sound Sculptures
11 am – 3:30 pm
Help artist-musicians Rachel Thompson and Jonathan Zorn build two “Sound Bot” sculptures that can signal to each other across the Garden. Come play with these hands-on musical contraptions and adorn them with additional parts to squeeze, honk, blow, and whistle. Then make your own instrument to take home. Take an a-MAZE-ing walk through Brett Smith’s installation Sound Maze. Watch where you step — you might trigger a noise! See if you can make it to the other side without a peep.
11:30 am – 2 :30 pm
Drop in on a hand-drumming workshop with musicians Aaron Barnell and Marc Anderson, who will help you syncopate slaps into traditional African rhythms.
Family Garden Tours
12 noon and 2 pm, meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
Encounter squirrels, sculptures, and other surprises on guided tours of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
1 pm, Cinema, Bazinet Garden Lobby
Take a break and come indoors to see a groovy selection of animated shorts.
Stick around for an end-of-the-day musical march around the Garden, starring you and your hand-made instrument.