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Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760 438 5996
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Ranked #3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The museum is small and full of information. Lots to see, hear and even touch. Most everyone should be able to find something to interest them. Children can push buttons and play with real instruments. One group of visitors were singing and dancing to Jazz. I think this would be a great place that someone with memory loss could really... More

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Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A fun trip down memory lane with helpful docents. Great idea for a rainy day (though we have very few)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a fascinating albeit small museum. Lots of hands-on experiences and fascinating pictures and memorabilia about the history of music. Lots of opportunities to try out different instruments and see really old ones and those who played them. Really loved pushing the buttons to hear different types of music. Very nice gift shop. Reasonably priced. Plan to spend a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I would rate the museum 3.5 stars but was forced to round up. I do not mean to talk down about it, but it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. The museum is arranged nicely with an assortment of instruments, many with somewhat historical significance. Also, there are many interactive exhibits involving different musical instruments. However, since the museum is... More

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Monterey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved it. There was just enough to learn and lots of fun hands on displays. It is great for young children or anyone who has tried to learn an instrument like the violin or drums.. It really had a lot about guitars and keyboards. It is a great one hour acitivity for the whole family.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Now I know I should have listened to my Mother and learned how to play the guitar. Those of you who do will enjoy playing all their instruments including their keyboards. The recordings of earlier music were enjoyable and it was a good experience.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was there years ago and was glad to come back after a visit to LEGOLAND (also worth the trip for the under 12 crowd, or young at heart). It goes through the history of American music from the early 1900's through "today". It is very hands on where you can play real instruments and interactive stations where you can... More

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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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