Akron Children’s Museum will unveil its new music garden at a ribbon cutting ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The event, which begins with performances starting at 10:30 a.m., will feature an interactive musical experience and indoor attractions for children ranging from newborns to age 8.

The music garden is on the canal-side of the museum building at 216 S. Main St., outside the doors that face Lock 3 Park.

The garden has three oversized percussion instrument sculptures and a colorful and whimsical monster-themed bench designed and fabricated by Dominic Falcione of Krunchworkers Design.

The music garden is free of charge; admission to the museum is not required.

“This is our gift to the community for years to come. We hope to see visitors use the garden all year-round,“ Traci Buckner, museum executive director, said in a news release. “With all of the events happening at the museum and Lock 3, the outdoor music garden provides a musical escape for children and adults at any time.”

The garden was funded by a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

The museum will offer special musical activities throughout the day.

Visual artist Ola Dooley will lead music-themed art activities in the museum’s Andrea Rose Teodosio A.R.T Studio at 10:30 a.m.

Wandering Aesthetics director Kyle Josza will lead an interactive storytime at 11 a.m, and there will be a live performance by Open Tone Music to kick off the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

Refreshments will be provided by Acme Fresh Market. All activities are included with the $5 museum admission fee. Guests also will get an exclusive first look at the museum’s new Monster Mission Course inspired by "American Ninja Warrior" that is set to open this fall.