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Listening Vessels

Sit, listen, share At Discovery Green, we invite you to engage in the artwork around the park. The Listening Vessels create that opportunity in a fascinating way. This unique attraction is a playful demonstration of the science of soundwaves. Sitting in one vessel, you can hear a whisper from your friend in the opposite vessel seventy feet away. A great reminder to be still and listen!

With sound in mind, Doug Hollis created these two stone sculptures out of Alabama limestone. Their concave interiors focus sound waves, allowing you to speak very softly and be heard in the other vessel seventy feet away.

The Listening Vessels, which can be found in the Wortham Foundation Gardens, were a gift from Maconda Brown O’Connor.

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Sit, listen, share At Discovery Green, we invite you to engage in the artwork around the park. The Listening Vessels create that opportunity in a fascinating way. This unique attraction is a playful demonstration of the science of soundwaves. Sitting in one vessel, you can hear a whisper from your friend in the opposite vessel seventy feet away. A great reminder to be still and listen!

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Discovery Green’s location in the heart of downtown, as well as its beautifully maintained landscape, makes it a much sought-after outdoor venue for events. From company picnics, fundraisers and product launches to concerts, festivals, birthday parties and weddings, the Discovery Green campus has the perfect spot for any event from 20 people to 20,000.