GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
On Exhibit February 10 through May 6

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World offers guests an entertaining, engaging and educational hands-on experience with one of the most important cultural icons in history: the guitar. The exhibit is comprised of three elements: the science of sound; the evolution, engineering and design of the guitar; and its cultural impact. The exhibit engages visitors in an experience that is visual, tactile and aural. GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World has it all: Music. Science. History. Pop culture. Video. Education. Interactives. Games.

It has an immense cool factor and is designed from the outset to attract all age groups – from individuals to families. Kids, teenagers, adults . . . every age group has its own connection to the guitar, from classic rock songs and concert memories to film soundtracks and videogames. And the guitar has no boundaries: every form of popular music features the guitar.

The exhibit features:

  • More than 70 guitars (acoustic, electric, historical, unusual, antique)

  • Hands-on interactives that demonstrate the science of sound and music

  • World’s largest playable guitar - as certified by the Guinness Book of Records

  • Photos, graphics, projections and illustrations 

  • Listening and viewing environments for each musical genre (classical, jazz, blues, country, folk, and rock)

"GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” is a Touring Exhibition of The National GUITAR Museum.

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Fun Fact
The Museum School was one of the first museum preschools accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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