Torontonicity was invited to a media event to see The Science of Rock and Roll, currently on exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. If you are a fan of rock music, you’ll definitely want to check out this interactive event.
Upon entering the exhibit, you’ll see a collage of vintage concert posters including those for Jimi Hendrix, Bob, Dylan, James Brown, Pink Floyd, Little Richard and Bruno Mars.
The first exhibit documents the evolution of rock music through the decades beginning with the Fifties. Each screen is devoted to one decade. You’ll learn interesting tidbits about your favourite bands, as well as see amazing band paraphernalia.
If you’ve ever wanted to be in a band, you can test your skills by trying out the drums or the electric guitar.
You’ll also get a chance to mix your own tracks on David Bowie’s “A Space Oddity”. I really enjoyed adjusting the volume on the vocals and instruments of Bowie’s classic hit.
This is another cool exhibit. You place the game piece, which corresponds to a specific instrument, on the board and rotate the piece to create that instrument’s sound. You’d be surprised at how addictive this game was.
Do you sing in the shower? Have you ever wanted to record your voice? You can do so at this private sound booth at The Science of Rock and Roll.
The Science of Rock and Roll is on at the Ontario Science Centre until October 26, 2014. The Ontario Science Centre is located at 770 Don Mills Road, just south of Eglinton Avenue East.