Instrument Petting Zoo

The Long Beach Symphony brings the Instrument Petting Zoo to several of the Long Beach neighborhood libraries and community events. Our volunteers give a special presentation designed to pique the interest of very young children in making music. They explain how the instruments of the orchestra work, how they make different sounds, and how they fit into the orchestra as a whole. After the presentation children have the opportunity to attempt creating a sound from each instrument. It is a unique opportunity for children and parents alike to explore the orchestra. The joy children express when making sound on an instrument for the first time is truly priceless.

The Instrument Petting Zoo is generously sponsored by: The Wolfe Foundation, The Croslin Family, and Ovation – Volunteers of the Long Beach Symphony

Saturday, April 29th from 11:00AM-5:00PM
Beach Streets Festival, Long Beach

Tuesday, July 11th at 4:00PM
Cerritos Public Library

Wednesday, August 9th at 4:30PM
Mark Twain Neighborhood Library

Thursday, August 10th at 2:30PM
Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library

Thursday, August 10th at 4:30PM
El Dorado Neighborhood Library

Friday, August 11th at 11:00AM
Bay Shore Neighborhood Library

Monday, August 14th at 3:00PM
Mary Wilson Library, Seal Beach

Saturday, September 16th
Folk Revival Festival, Rainbow Lagoon

Saturday, September 20th
Music Tastes Good Festival, Downtown

Saturday, December 16th
Winter in Willmore Festival, Drake Park

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Contact Education Manager, Issy Roberts to volunteer at or call (562) 436-3203 ext. 228