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Science of Sound

ExxonMobil Discovery Series: The Science of Sound


Nov 12 - Nov 14, 2024

Event Type

Discovery Educational Series, Education Outreach

Ticket Price

This is a non-ticketed event. Performances are provided free of charge to 5th graders and teachers in Houston public schools.
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Performance Hall

Zilkha Hall


One hour

Introducing 5th Graders to the World of the Performing Arts

Arts Partner: DACAMERA

Embark on an educational journey with DACAMERA Young Artists as we explore the captivating Science of Sound. Tailored specifically to support the TEKs learning of 5th-grade students, this immersive performance delves into the intricate relationships between our planet and sound energy. Through interactive demonstrations and live musical performances, students will discover the relationship between sound and our world. Science of Sound invites students to deepen their understanding of the world and sparks their curiosity for the wonders of science and music.

In the 2024-2025 school year, the Hobby Center is excited to present a diverse range of free educational field trips to Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall with the goal of serving 5th grade students in Houston. Through this TEKS-aligned series, 5th grade students are introduced to dance, music and/or theater in ways that are engaging, fun and further their learning and belonging.

Learn More about the Hobby Center’s educational programming and future opportunities for all Houston school districts.

This project is supported in part by an award from the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Mid-America Arts Alliance.


Hailed as “reliably adventurous” by the Washington Post, DACAMERA is internationally recognized as a leading producer and presenter of chamber music and jazz, committed to bringing its audiences transformative musical experiences. Presenting concerts in Houston’s downtown Theater District and at The Menil Collection, DACAMERA brings the world’s leading artists to Houston, and continually evolves new and meaningful ways of presenting music. DACAMERA’s Education and Community Initiatives have received national attention for the Young Artist Program.

Launched in 2009, the DACAMERA Young Artist program encourages musicians to develop the skills necessary to become passionate, forward-thinking and community-focused “citizen artists;” that is, artists who reimagine the traditional notions of their music-making and embrace the role of contributing to society through the transformative power of their art and proactive social engagement.


Performance Schedule

  • Audio Description
  • Open Captions
  • ASL

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5th Grade

  • Tue Nov 12, 2024 at 9:30 am
  • Tue Nov 12, 2024 at 11:30 am
  • Wed Nov 13, 2024 at 9:30 am
  • Wed Nov 13, 2024 at 11:30 am
  • Thu Nov 14, 2024 at 9:30 am
  • Thu Nov 14, 2024 at 11:30 am

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