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Soundscape 6 p.m. Show
Soundscape 6 p.m. Show

Fri, Mar 24


Fort Walton Beach

Soundscape 6 p.m. Show

Listen to the Earth in a whole new way! A highly interactive presentation hosted in our planetarium guides audiences through the groundbreaking new science of Soundscape Ecology. Space is limited; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

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Time & Location

Mar 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM

Fort Walton Beach, 31 Memorial Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA

About The Event

Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth

Listen...can you hear that? It’s the sound of the Earth! Global Soundscapes takes you on a sound safari to explore the health of our planet...with your ears. Travel the globe with scientists to investigate the spectacular soundscapes of Costa Rica’s rainforests, Hawaii’s coral reefs, and Mongolia’s vast grasslands. Learn how animals use sounds to survive and communicate in lush, but threatened environments. Experience basic acoustics through interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage of pulsating musical instruments, vibrating vocal cords, and slobbering “raspberries.” With Global Soundscapes’ unique format—combining full-dome imagery, surround sound, and live presentation—you’ll hear the Earth in a whole new way.

Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth takes viewers on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology. Audiences will become physically involved as they journey to faraway lands and investigate the properties of sound. They will learn all about soundscapes: what they are, how scientists record them, and why they are important in learning about the biodiversity of different ecosystems. But don’t take our word for it, watch the program trailer to see (and hear) for yourself: Watch the Trailer.

Our Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Due to the nature of our planetarium, the rest of the museum's exhibits will not be functional during this event so outside light and sound do not interfere inside the dome. Space is limited to 25 guests per show; reserving tickets in advance is required for this reason. On show night, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled showing. Please call 850-664-1261, stop by the Science Center, or use our online ticketing option to reserve your tickets.

Shows begin at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes.

Our planetarium is sponsored by FPL


Nonmember $12 Adult • $10 Child • $10 Senior

Member $10 Adult • $8 Child • $8 Senior

Planetarium Special Feature shows do not qualify for free member admission; reduced pricing is available for members.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: 

Cancellations made 48 hours or more  in advance of the event date will incur a 10% administrative fee.  Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event will incur a 30%  administrative fee. Guests who do not attend the event will not receive a  refund after the event has occurred.


  • Nonmember Adult (18+)

  • Nonmember Senior (60+)

  • Nonmember Child (3-17)

  • Member Adult (18+)

  • Member Senior (60+)

  • Member Child (3-17)

  • Kids 2 & Under




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