Acoustics Outreach

The following information is out of date. The Outreach and Sounds to Astound website has been moved to a new location. Please visit the new website.


We currently offer two forms of science outreach to the community: our popular annual acoustics demonstration shows, and tours of our research facilities (anechoic and reverberation chambers) for K-12 classes and other groups.  Information about these two opportunities is listed below.  Please contact us if you have any questions.


Bring your family and join us as we explore waves, resonance, and decibels! Come hear sound in space, see flames dance, and experience an exploding balloon. Stick around afterward for a tour of BYU's anechoic chamber. 

Sounds to Astound

Explore the acoustics of musical instruments!  Sounds to Astound is a free, interactive demonstration show that explores the science of sound.  We hope you can join us for this journey through the intersection of sound and physics. Tours of BYU's world-class anechoic chamber and reverberation chamber are offered before and after each show. Reservations are limited to parties of ten or fewer (please contact us for additional accomodations).

Show Times: Friday, October 13th, at 7PM; Saturday, October 14th, at 11 AM and 1PM


Shows are located in room C215 of the Eyring Science Center on BYU campus.  Shows are offered free of charge.  Please demonstrate courtesy to our volunteer presenters by arriving at the show 5-10 minutes early. Campus maps, including parking, are available here.

The demonstration shows are sponsored by the BYU Student Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America, the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Educational Tours

Tours of our unique anechoic and reverberation facilities can be conducted for school classes or other groups.  For FHE or family groups, we offer tours once a month on Monday nights. We also offer weeknight tours once a month. For additional information please email us at byu.arg at