When the creative pranksters known as Blue Man Group turned their focus to making science and sound accessible and playful, the results was a brilliantly-hued traveling exhibit in residence at LICM from January 26 - May 4, 2008.

Brilliant colors, shadows and luminescent objects created a dynamic exhibit that explored science, sounds and senses.  The exhibit had broad cross-over appeal;  encouraging children and their grownup to learn, play and explore with the same curiosity as the famouse blue-hued performing artists that shaped its content.

What We Learned:

  • How sound is made and what it looks like
  • Musical pitch, rhythm and melody concepts
  • Creative ways to make instruments

Making Waves served as an exciting complement to the concepts introduced in our Sound Showers and Communication Studio galleries.

The exhibit drew strong visitor and press attention during its only NY-metropolitan area stop on its national tour.

Blue Man Group: Making Waves was created by the Boston Children’s Museum and Blue Man Group and is supported by Harman/Becker Automotive Systems and powered by JBL ®.  

A group of students and teachers posed with members of the Blue Man Group.

School kids were among the invited audience when Blue Man Group performed at LICM to open the exhibit’s stay.

A young visitor creating music with different colored painted tubes.

Children became musicians as they played instruments like those used by the Blue Men.