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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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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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Great Interactive Museum

My 17 year old-who sings and plays guitar and piano-could have stayed here all day. He would give this a 12 out of 10. I also enjoyed this museum-what I really enjoyed was that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
familytravl
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Seal Beach, California
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Seal Beach, California
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59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 17 year old-who sings and plays guitar and piano-could have stayed here all day. He would give this a 12 out of 10. I also enjoyed this museum-what I really enjoyed was that all the interactive exhibits actually worked. Lots of instruments to touch and play. My 12 year old, who does not play or sing was bored. If... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this museum. The instruments included many eras and styles of music, from early instruments to rock to electronic. Some of the instruments displayed were interactive, so you could actually play some unusual instruments. This is a must see if you are in the area.

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Thank DougInKirkland
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are music people, my husbands a music teacher so we had to go! We weren't planning on going, we just needed something to fill our night, and we were pleasantly surprised!!! It was SO much fun!! We got to play instruments we've never got to hold or play, we saw instruments we've only read about or seen pictures. It... More 

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Thank samiam4531
Carlsbad
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so impressive for all ages. We have been a few times and each time we learn something new.

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Thank Happyincb
Austin, Texas
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very close to LEGOLAND, you’ll find the small but impactful Museum of Making Music. Opened in 2000, the museum is designed to highlight musical instruments; however, you get a real feel for the types of music that were popular in various decades since the early 1900s. It’s quite educational (don’t tell the kids) with its emphasis on music appreciation. Finish... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love music and the history of music. Good place to go with the family. Easy to access and reasonable cost. Especially good on a rainy day!

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Thank jillzinner
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Be sure to take the kids when you come here! This is a very well put-together museum of the history of musical instruments and styles. Interactive exhibits make this great for kids.

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Carlsbad, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Easily accessible on Armada Drive above the Flower Fields it is beautifully maintained and a place for the family to enjoy the history and instruments of American music. Many concerts are available there not available anywhere else in North San Diego County. I am a member and recommend that to all locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We learned about the Museum of Making Music from a sign we passed on our way to Legoland. Great find, the kids 9, 11 and 15 loved it. The two older who play instruments enjoyed learning about history and seeing the older instruments. And they all loved the hands on playing instruments.

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Dallas, Texas
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549 reviews
274 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This small but interesting museum is excellent for children, and great for adults. On the day we visited, there were 3 school groups there experiencing the hands-on learning. A docent gives you an overview of the museum and answers your questions although the museum is self-guided. Our docent was quite knowledgeable and gave us a lot of history about the... More 

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