Cape Cod Children's Museum Opens New Music Room
A non-profit organization, the Cape Cod Children’s Museum - the brainchild of three Falmouth women more than 20 years ago - is a place where families can learn and play together. Located in Mashpee, Massachusetts this 8,000 square-foot museum provides a learning environment that stimulates curiosity, creativity and imagination - inspiring children and their families to engage with each other, their community and the world at large.
The Music Room at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum has recently been overhauled with a new look, new layout, and of course new and varied instruments for visitors to enjoy including a pretty special rainbow-coloured Sonora xylophone located on the wall and a set of our very popular Rainbow Samba drums. There are also plenty of toddler-friendly percussion instruments as well as a unique wall display of tuned PVC pipes - musical opportunities galore for children to explore, create and collaborate in spontaneous jam sessions or individual performances.
When asked why they thought it was so important to improve and expand the musical opportunities in the museum we were told:
"Our musical exhibit has always proved popular and these new additions are sure to inspire! Music ignites all areas of child development: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Making music helps build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills. For toddlers and preschoolers, music-making can be a dynamic social learning experience. Music helps children learn that together and music is something all cultures have in common."