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Des Moines Symphony Academy's Instrument Petting Zoo

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The Des Moines Symphony Academy’s "Instrument Petting Zoo" is visiting the South Side Library! Children who wish to learn about the violin and the cello will have the chance to "pet" and play a violin and cello with an instructor from the Symphony Academy! Families can also listen to kid-friendly tunes, and learn more about classical instruments.

Be sure to stop by the Children's Area to make a music note scratch art craft, too!  For youth ages 3-12.


Children’s Program

Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver over 12 years old.

Indoor Program (2021)

This program is hosted indoors.  Please observe social distancing and follow local COVID-19 safety mandates. Hand sanitizer will be provided and staff will do their best to ensure any shared materials are disinfected between use. This program is subject to COVID-19 safety protocol updates, including room capacity limits. Please check our website for updates.