Hands-on fun with instruments! Children have the chance to get up close and personal with the orchestral instruments they see professionally played on stage. Instrument Petting Zoos inhabit Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts, daycare centers, classrooms, festivals and farmers markets around Washtenaw, Livingston, Oakland and Wayne Counties.
It's a fun and educational program, suitable for Preschool through 5th grade, that teaches how vibrations become sound, and sound becomes music.
$100 for the first hour, $50 per hour for each hour after the first.
Financial assistance is available for Title I schools.
To schedule a visit to your school, please first fill out the online form.
Yi-Ching Chen will be in touch soon after we received the submitted form.
Through the My Turn program, A2SO staff and volunteers have received training, experience and tools to help us adapt the Instrument Petting Zoo for kids on the Autism Spectrum and for those that have other special needs. If you are interested in bringing the Instrument Petting Zoo to your self-contained Special Education classroom, please contact Kira Woodfield Leeper at 734-994-4801.
The Instrument Petting Zoo is supported by Shar Violin Shop and the Worthington Family Foundation.