During University, DH and I were dating. Unfortunately, we attended different universities. As a result, Sunday evenings were usually spent in the car driving home from one university to another. Doing this for over three years, DH and I got into a habit of planning our car rides around Alan Cross’ History of Rock show on 102.1 the Edge. My husband loved learning about how his favourite rock bands formed and the journey they took to stardom, I, on the other hand, loved listening to the reasons why bands became as popular as they did. Alan provided insight, quirky humor and little known facts about some of the most popular rock bands in history that made those drives more bearable.
It has been many years since DH and I have listened to the wisdom of Alan Cross and when we heard that he was the mastermind behind the new exhibit at the Ontario Science Center, we knew we had to check it out.
“Science is everywhere. It is often found in unexpected places, which is why we’re thrilled to have The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll make its Canadian debut this summer at the Ontario Science Centre,” said Lesley Lewis, CEO OSC. “The exhibition will allow visitors to discover how science and technology have impacted and influenced the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll and experience the music they know and love through a scientific lens.”
The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll
The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is a new exhibit at the Ontario Science Center that features a historical, hands on look at how Rock ‘N’ Roll influences the way music is today. This exhibit features 7 distinct areas, including historical artifacts by decade, interactive instruments, informational walls, documentary videos and much more. I loved showing my children what 8 tracks and 5 disc CD players were and love hearing their reaction as every decade was boring until 2000 when they found items they knew (i.e. Ipods, CD, etc.).
1Heart1Family was lucky to be invited to a preview screening of the event. Not only did we get to hear Alan Cross and a panel of Rock music specialists speak about the knowledge and reasons behind the exhibit, but we got an opportunity to check out the exhibit before the general public. This exhibit definitely has something for everyone and one music lovers should not miss!
We had a great time! DS8 loved singing in the recording studio, DS6 loved jamming on the electric guitar, and DD3 surprised us all with her skills on the drums. Mommy loved the unique backstage pass option that allowed me to record my children jamming on their instruments for future previews. Dh loved walking through the nostalgic pieces from each decade. With something for all ages, this exhibit is one not to be missed!
The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll runs from June 11, 2014 until October 26, 2014 and is included with general admission to the Ontario Science Center. If you want to capture your rock and roll memories on a backstage pass, you can purchase one on site for $2.