Raven Interactive Sound Exhibit
What you need to know
Raven Exhibit is a sound visualization and recording system optimized for public displays, exhibits, training, and educational outreach applications in places like science museums, zoos, aquariums, and nature centers. Based on the software that the Cornell Lab of Ornithology uses to monitor wildlife populations in their field research, Raven Exhibit provides visitors, students, docents, and trainers with a variety of interactive experiences ranging from immersive to informative and entertaining based on how your organization chooses to configure it.
This software adds the important experience of animal sound and communication to other visitor experiences in a unique format that incorporates a lesson on the physics of sound, opportunities for game play and competition, natural history information, and a variety of photographs. A typical installation requires a computer with monitor, speakers, microphone with preamp, Raven Exhibit software, and content (standard packages, custom Lab-created content, or custom user-defined content.)
The Sound Studio, featuring Raven Exhibit, software is a popular visitor destination at the Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity (home of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology). Reviewed and praised by exhibit evaluator Beverly Serrell of Serrell & Associates, Raven Exhibit is now available for licensing to other public centers. The user interfaces are simple and effective, while the program and content can be customized for specific applications, making this exhibit one that visitors of all ages will try the first time and want to use again.
Raven Exhibit is the perfect tool for classroom and outreach, leader-assisted or self-taught instruction using an experiential learning approach.
Humpback Whale is featured in both the demo content package and the Sounds of the Sea content package.
To see an online video of Raven Exhibit in action, visit our demonstration video page.
|Information Sheet||Raven Exhibit software has been in use in the Sound Studio exhibit within the Visitors Center at the Imogene Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity (home of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology) for the last six years. Read the one-page promotional material for Raven Exhibit.||View (4.0M)|
|In Depth Description||
Read more details about what Raven Exhibit looks like, what it can do, and how it can be configured.
Read the evaluation from Serrell & Associates on pages 50 through 58 of the summative evaluation of all exhibits at the Johnson Center.
|System Requirements and Sample Hardware||
Recommendations for computers (PC, Mac), microphones, and preamps that we have used in the past with our interactive sound kiosk installations.
Instructions for setting up your Windows computer with microphone and preamp and installing the Raven Exhibit software (includes photos).
|Instructions for Adding Content||
Instructions for adding your own sounds, images, and natural history information to expand the visitor experience.
|Standard||For information on standard content packages, visit our content list.|
|Customized||For more information on customized content, please call (607) 254-2199 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Create your own||For more information on how to create your own content using sounds, images, and natural history information that you provide, download our content guide (61K)|
|Read more about the downloads||Windows||Info||Mac OS X||Info|
|Demonstration download (software, 12 sounds)||60.7M||View||32.2M||View|
|License Type||Agreement||Price||Number of Computers||Term||More Information||How to Buy|
|Software license||View||$2000||1||Permanent||View||online, e-mail, phone|
|Standard content packages||$500||1||Permanent||View||online, e-mail, phone|
|Custom content packages||Custom||1||Permanent||View||e-mail, phone|
To purchase Raven Exhibit online with a credit card, please visit our online store.
Phone and e-mail orders
To purchase Raven Exhibit licenses by purchase order, send e-mail to email@example.com.
If you are a New York State or California resident and are exempt from state sales tax, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bioacoustics Research Program reserves the right to change license options and prices at any time.