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Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760 438 5996
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different... more » Owner description: This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different musical eras and a collection of musical instruments. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I liked it very much, the way that you could play interactively or try various instruments was interesting...

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Escondido, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This music museum is a rare find, unexpected in this location. Don't let that fool you. . It is worth taking the time to find and explore. For all ages who enjoy some element of music and its history. A must see if you are visiting.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went here before heading to Lego Land. The kids loved it! The museum gift shop was awesome as was the lady who welcomed us and explained the history of the place. What a great musical experience and a great deal with Groupon!

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San Diego
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It doesn't take long to go through the Museum - although you can go at your own rate - making this a very cool thing to put on your list of things to do! I took 2 children when they were very young and showed them the instruments and helped them play the recordings. I took them back years later,... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Whether you are a musician, or just love music, this is a wonderful experience. Things to see, listen to, interact with -- a great way to find out more about a variety of musical genres and instruments. Children won't realize it's educational, but they will find out more about music, instruments and the joy of rhythm and melody than they... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Being a non musician I didn't know what to expect prior to visiting this little museum. Well it is a rare find from the youngest of child to the elderly....an amazing history of music, even some instruments that I didn't know existed. A very welcoming staff that treat you like family....a must to visit if you are in the area.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have 2 young kids growing up and I love to expose them to as much as possible, especially music. This is a great museum because it is very hands on for everyone and the kids can touch and play the instruments. I'm not talking tambourines and silly drum sticks, I'm talking base guitars and keyboards that they can play... More

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a favorite for my grandchildren from MS with a gr8 surprise of free admission this summer with a military ID, (although I did make a donation to support it). It's tucked in an office complex off of Armada Dr. (Palomar exit off I-5), but not hard to find. The interactive history with buttons for the six year-old to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The staff was very warm and welcoming and had assisted me with anything I needed. If I had a question about an exhibit in the museum, they gladly would have walked with me to the item and answered my questions - I have no doubt! Lots to see, even for adults! Only reason why I have it 4 stars vice... More

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My wife and I purchased a Go San Diego Card, and this museum is one of the attractions where admission is covered by the card. The location is strange - an office park in Carlsbad. The museum is operated by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and resides in their corporate headquarters. The exhibits provide a great insight into... More

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