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Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760 438 5996
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Ranked #7 of 31 attractions in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

wish I could of stayed longer. it was awesome I want to go again. my friends loved it too. good customer service

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I had no idea that so many varieties of an instrument existed before visiting the Museum of Making Music! My partner and I spent a good hour and a half browsing, learning and pushing every possible button in sight and left better educated for the experience. If you are in Carlsbad, don't miss it! The volunteers are very knowledgeable too.

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Chinle, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We took advantage of half price museum month to visit this museum. It is not too big and on one floor. There are many instruments to look at as well as other exhibits. The best part is that you can play short pieces of different music from different eras and even have a try at playing some instruments yourself. The... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great little museum on the history of music from the late 1800's to present..... fun, interactive place! well worth the time

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went to the Making Music Museum. It was interesting, but small. It would be impossible to visit if there was a school field trip there. As it was, there was a Boy Scout Troup and several families with young children. There are instruments that say, "Play Me", and other places where you can push buttons and hear various songs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Even if you are not a music lover, you will find the technology and business aspects interesting. This museum is sponsored by (and sited with) the NAMM and provides an interesting view of the music business and it's development over the years. It is well worth the trouble to find the place. Look for the small discrete sign and the... More

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I went with friends and we were all interested in all the instruments, their history and their sound. Educational and fun.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Interactive and great for all the family, really informative and well put together , make the effort to find it !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Lots of music fun to be had here while learning in the process too. I love the interactive areas where yo put on headphones and make as much noise (music) as you want and only you can hear it (with your headphones on).

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Gilbert, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Small museum targeted at 19th and 20th century musical instruments. A retrospective for adults and great fun for children. Some of the instruments can and should be played. There is also an interactive map of the world where you can hear both original and current music from different parts of the world. There are several stations where you can listen... More

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