Release Date: September 6,2019

Akron Chilren's Museum hosts Music Garden ribbon cutting ceremony

Akron Children’s Museum will unveil its new music garden at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In addition to an interactive musical experience, the event will feature indoor attractions for children ages birth- 8 years old. Made possible by a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the outdoor music garden boasts three different oversized percussion instrument sculptures and a colorful
and whimsical monster-themed bench designed and fabricated by Dominic Falcione of Krunchworkers Design.

Anyone visiting Lock 3 can enjoy the music garden as it is free of charge; admission to the museum is not required.

“This is our gift to the community for years to come. We hope to see visitors use the garden all year round,“ said Executive Director Traci Buckner. “With all of the events happening at the museum and Lock 3, the outdoor music garden provides a musical escape for children and adults at any time.” The garden is located on the canal-side of the museum building right outside of the museum doors that face Lock 3.

The museum will offer special musical activities throughout the day to celebrate the music garden’s debut. Visual artist Ola Dooley will lead music-themed art activities in the museum’s Andrea Rose Teodosio A.R.T Studio at 10:30 a.m. Wandering Aesthetics Director Kyle Josza, will lead an interactive story time at 11 a.m., and there will be a live performance by Open Tone Music to kick off the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Event refreshments will be provided by Acme Fresh Market. All activities are included with the $5 museum admission fee. Guests will also receive an exclusive first look at the museum’s new Monster Mission Course inspired by American Ninja Warrior and
set to open this fall.