The Wave Organ

The Wave Organ happens to be one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets. This gem is a unique arrangement of rocks and pipes that amplify the sound of waves and literally create acoustic sounds.The structure was designed by the artist Peter Richards, as a new project for the Exploratorium in 1986.

With help from the wind and the ocean the waves that crash against the craved granite and marble pipes create a treasured ocean melody. The sound and the tone of the Wave Organ varies according to the time and the current volume of air in the area. Therefore, the best time to truly hear the natural melodies of the ocean is during high tide. Continue reading