Symphony Academy Hosts Instrument Petting Zoos

February 11, 2019

The Des Moines Symphony Academy is excited to once again offer hands on programming for children with our Instrument Petting Zoos through the Spring and Summer! This introductory program to stringed instruments, is best for children 3-9 years old, and each sessions lasts about 30 minutes.

During the Instrument Petting Zoo, students get to listen to how these instruments are played, learn about their parts and the sounds they can make, and even try them out for themselves!

Please be sure to register with your local library when applicable! We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

February 21 6:00pm – 8:00pm Walnut Hills Elementary

March 16 9:30am – 3:30pm Des Moines Art Center

April 10 10:30am – 11:00am Winterset Public Library

June 3 10:30am – 11:00am Des Moines Public Library East Branch

June 11 10:00am & 10:45am Newton Public Library

June 12 1:00pm – 1:30pm Casey Public Library

June 13 10:30am – 11:00am Roland Public Library

June 17 10:30am – 11:30am Webb Shadle Memorial Library

June 24 10:00am – 11:30am Adel Public Library

June 26 10:00am – 11:15am Altoona Public Library

For further questions regarding the Instrument Petting Zoos, please contact Amanda Drish, Manager of Beginning Strings & Community Connections at or 515-280-4000 x 4005.