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Rhapsody® Animato® Metallophone

Model #214438


Flat bars make up the 15 major notes on this instrument, but the sound of each still resounds. Plink, plunk out a favorite tune. Or put your musical creativity together with a friend’s and start scoring your own opus. The Animato® Metallophone is part of the Rhapsody® Outdoor Musical Instruments collection.



  • Excellent activity for all ages
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Perfect for musicians of all abilities
  • Great for playgrounds, community centers, schools, senior centers or other public spaces
  • Bars made from anodized aluminum
  • Rubber mallets are optimized to provide the best sound for the range of notes
  • Choose one ProShield® color and two Permalene® colors
  • Coated steel cable securely attaches mallets to instrument
  • Safety surfacing is optional
  • Direct bury or surface mount
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,773,482

Developmental Benefits

  • Sensory
  • Auditory, Proprioception, Tactile, Visual
  • Motor Skills
  • Eye-Hand Coordination, Motor Planning
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking
  • Social/Emotional Skills
  • Cooperation, Imaginative Play, Social Skill Development
  • Learn about Developmental Benefits

Component Details

  • Age Ranges

    • 2 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 12 years
    • 13+ Years
  • Product Categories

  • Shipping Weight

  • 251 lbs

Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.

Video features the Rhapsody Animato Metallophone outdoor musical instrument.

[video: scene fades into children playing on Rhapsody Outdoor Musical instruments such as drums, chimes, and xylophones. The camera focuses on a young girl as she plays the Ditty Metallophone. Children bang on the playground drums in the background. Camera switches to behind a young girl seated in a wheelchair as she plays the Ditty Metallophone with her friend. Camera switches to a close-up side view of the two girl’s hands as they use the hand mallets to play the metallophone. Scene switches to a view underneath the mallet holder of the metallophone. A girl walks up and grabs one of the mallets. Camera switches to a side view as the girl grabs the mallet out of its holder. The camera switches back to a view underneath the metallophone and pans up to view through the metallophone bars. Scene switches to a close-up of the girl’s hands as they continue to play the metallophone. Scene switches to a view of a boy playing the playground metallophone. Scene switches to a top down view of two boys playing on either end of the metallophone while a man sits in his wheelchair between them. The camera switches to a side view of the boys playing the Metallophone in slow motion. Scene switches to the camera focused on a woman’s hands as she plays the metallophone with the mallets. The woman drags the mallets down the metal bars of the metallophone.]

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