Nature's Nocturnes

A Musical Night at the Museum

The Slater Museum is taking over the whole 2nd floor for the last Night at the Museum of the academic year! 

We learn about different kinds of animal sounds from a young age, but what about the science behind those sounds? How are these sounds produced, and how do different noises combine into soundscapes? From tiny songbirds to enormous whales, hear and learn about the many melodies of wildlife and even how they are used in modern music!

Scavenger hunt- Visit all of our tables to answer each question and get a special Slater Museum token!

Kid's activity- Construct your own animal ears!

Specimen preparation- As always, our Collections Manager will be turning dead animals into museum specimens. Ask questions and get hands-on with his dissections and preparations!  

Visiting experts- Talk to guest professors and researchers about their studies in songbird and bat vocalizations!

Flight Club Foundation- Get up close and personal with live parrots!

Tahoma Audubon- Talk to some local birders about identifying birds by their calls!

Live music- University of Puget Sound a capella groups What She Said and Garden Level will be performing!

This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in event!

Join us April 27th, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound Campus (located at 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416) in Thompson Hall room 295. Directions to Thompson Hall can be found here.