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Instrument Petting Zoo at the Vermont International Festival

6 December 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Champlain Valley Exposition

The Instrument Petting Zoo (IPZ) is a collection of instruments that are installed at public and private schools, farmer’s markets, festivals, parks and recreation programs, music camps, and special events with the express purpose of letting people play them: the message is ‘please touch the instruments!’

Instruments can be the key that opens the door to the world of traditional music and dance for children, which is why YTV does this. The IPZ is designed to facilitate the discovery of instruments, the music they can make, and the movement that goes with the music.

The Instrument Petting Zoo gets support from the Mockingbird Foundation, installation sponsors, YTV annual appeal contributors, volunteers zoo keepers & haulers, and those who donate quality, playable instruments for small hands and hearts.

The Vermont International Festival is a unique, unforgettable celebration of the cultures that make up our community. At the exposition, one will find crafts from all over the world, ethnic and gourmet foods, and traditional international music, dance and stories. Local cultural and ethnic organizations provide information about their programs with exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. This annual gala offers a fun environment in which we learn and experience new things and appreciate one another.