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Turner Construction Co. presents Community Music School 'Instrument Petting Zoo' during extended hours at Buffalo Museum of Science

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Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:15 am

From 5-7:30 p.m. tonight, the Buffalo Museum of Science will host the Community Music School "Instrument Petting Zoo" as part of special extended hours for "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World," presented by M&T Bank and associate sponsor Chakra Communications.

The Community Music School "Instrument Petting Zoo" hands-on activities are presented by Turner Construction and included with museum admission and free for museum members. Guests will also enjoy access to the "homegrown" exhibit "71Picks," produced in partnership with the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

The Community Music School "Instrument Petting Zoo" provides an opportunity for guests of all ages and abilities to make music on woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments. Faculty from Community Music School will be on-site to facilitate hands-on learning with each instrument. The Community Music School provides musical instruction to more than 600 people of all ages each year. Nearly one-third are from racially diverse communities, more than three-quarters are children, and more than one-third receive financial assistance through investments from various funding sources. The Community Music School is committed to providing musical public service programs to Western New York and quality music instruction for individuals of all ages and levels of ability regardless of aspirations or financial resources.

In addition to enjoying making sound with the "Instrument Petting Zoo," guests will be able to continue "making" in the "CONSTRUCT" space, presented by Turner Construction Co. Visitors will unleash their creativity using fasteners, dowels, found objects and cardboard in the imagination playground for all ages. A Buffalo Museum of Science "Science Buff" will be stationed in "CONSTRUCT" with a special guitar make-and-take activity.

Steven Perrigo, vice president, deputy operations manager for Turner Construction Co., said, "This event provides an amazing opportunity to inspire curiosity in science and music for our community and we are proud to be part of it!"

Admission to the Buffalo Museum of Science is $11 for adults ages 18-61, $9 for seniors ages 62-plus, $9 for military/student, $8 for children 2-17, free for children under age 2, and free for museum members. The Buffalo Museum of Science is located at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. For more information, call 716-896-5200 or visit www.sciencebuff.org.

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