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Museum of Making Music

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Address: 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: +1 760-438-5996
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Description: This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years...
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.
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Fun Few hours for all the Family

Hidden a way in what looks like modern office buildings this Museum offers hands on music fun for all the family. With exhibitions showing a wide variety musical instruments... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Lake Forest, California
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Lake Forest, California
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Hidden a way in what looks like modern office buildings this Museum offers hands on music fun for all the family. With exhibitions showing a wide variety musical instruments, musical clips to listen to & lots of interactive displays it is easy to pass a few hours here without even noticing. Learning about the history of music in the US... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The hands-on experience for the kids is great! It is such a great and under-the-radar museum. Would highly recommend for kids and adults.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

we saw the Huell Houser video clip of this museum and were very pleased. many rare musical instruments covering the history of music in the US.

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Carlsbad, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A low key place to learn about music. Great for kids and adults. Rarely overcrowded. Fun for the musically inclined.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to take a family or a romantic couple. So much to enjoy in sound, pictures and instruments.

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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great place to visit. There are a lot of interactive exhibits and they are all hooked up to headphone so you don't have to listen to anyone banging away on instruments. I took my 8 year old son and he really enjoyed the experience. I loved seeing some of the famous pieces they have in the museum.... More 

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Sylmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had fun learning about American music and how it has played a great role in our nations economy and more importantly as a magnificent art form. We played many instruments and recorded statements about what music means to us. What a great afternoon "making music!"

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we went for a concert they had one evening, with pizza and beer from Stone Brewing. I'm not a beer fan, but the concert was very good. The exhibits do change, so we plan to go back soon.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A museum that takes you from the history of music to allowing you to try out the instruments. A fun indoor activity when the weather isn't perfect in Carlsbad, California. From musically inclined adults to children, it is a fun day and a fun place to visit. Groupon often offers discount tickets

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Payette, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Thought my daughter would enjoy this place and she did very much, so did I. there is all different kinds of hands on items and things to look at. I would say little kids may not appreciate this place but if you have a child that is interested in music this was wonderful and all the volunteers where super nice... More 

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Address: 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: +1 760-438-5996
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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