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Science Mill's Voice Over exhibit can carry whispers over 300 feet

One of the steel dishes that make up Voice Over, a new Science Mill exhibit that teaches about the science of sound. Photo from sciencemill.org

Hear a whisper from more than 300 feet away at the Science Mill's new Voice Over exhibit. The two steel-dish sculptures by Riley Robinson are shaped to direct sound over a distance. You and a friend can each stand at a dish and share secrets from far away.

Voice Over is set up in the Johnson City learning museum's Science & Art Park and is one of the many exhibits that can be enjoyed hands free.

Other outdoor park exhibits include The Scrambler, a giant 12-piece, 48-sided puzzle; African spurred tortoises; the Fossil Dig; a butterfly garden; a labyrinth; and more.

Inside, you'll find tons more hands-on science fun with hand sanitizer stations and face coverings encouraged to keep visitors safe from COVID-19. Read more about the Science Mill's pandemic protocols online.

You can purchase admission on the website. Entrance is $11 for ages 18-64, $9.50 for ages 3-17, $9 for ages 65 and older, and free to children 2 and younger. Science Mill members receive free unlimited admission; active or retired military with valid IDs get half-price admission for themselves and up to three other family members.

The Science Mill is located at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City. It is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and closed Monday. Fall hours start Aug. 16 and are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. It will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 3 for fall upgrades.

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