Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix: Hours, Address, Musical Instrument Museum Reviews: 5/5

Musical Instrument Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. The average guest spends nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy MIM's galleries and exhibits. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. General Admission: $20; Teens (ages 13-19): $15; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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tildeny
San Jose, CA29 contributions
Jan 2022
I spent over 4 hours going through the museum. It was a lot of fun as well as educational and entertaining. I liked how they have the headphones and screens all around so you can experience the sounds and cultures of the instrument and learn some of its history. Well done.

The cafeteria was nice too and had a lot of food variety.
Written January 10, 2022
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dasmd10901
Suffern, NY27 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Our outdoor activity for the day was cancelled, so we decided to give this a try. We really didn’t know what to expect. Because of COVID-19, we wanted to limit our indoor exposure to people, so we got the earliest timed entry. It was empty when we arrived, but by the time we left about 2 hours later, it was getting pretty crowded. The museum is really well done. You are provided with sanitized earphones that connect automatically with a large number of video screens that are playing music of the various instruments that are being displayed. The museum is organized mostly by geography, but there are also displays about instrument construction, specific musical styles, sound, etc. We were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this museum.
Written January 1, 2022
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Sara Becker
Tempe, AZ263 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We've been here twice and the display changes each time. We brought my almost 80 year old dad here and I was happy to see how many cushioned benches there are throughout the exhibit. They have instruments from EVERY country on display here.

MY FAVORITES: the America section has an AMAZING display of the grand piano and how they are made, The Experience Room downstairs is always a trip, you get to actually try the instruments but note that usually you're competing with the kiddos (they do have sanitizing stations throughout)

GIFT SHOP: Don't skip the gift shop! If you have ANYONE that loves music they have so many cool/unique gifts here.

DURATION: Our first time here we actually ran out of time. So, if you're on a schedule, just make sure you ask where the main things you want to see are - our first time we didn't make it through everything. The second time we made it through everything we wanted, but it was helpful that we had been here before.

WATER BOTTLES are NOT allowed. Which, is a personal frustration of mine, especially living in the dessert. I have to drink several ounces of water a day - and really everyone should be, so I hate that they don't allow this. I understand it is to preserve the instruments, but there aren't really water stations throughout the exhibits and I saw another customer walking through the exhibit with her water bottle. They pitch that you can get water at the cafe, but that's downstairs. They will take your bottles at the front.
Written December 31, 2021
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,033 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
A musical instrument snd retrospective of genres from all over the world
What a sensory experience. The exhibits were fabulous. Loved our day long visit.
Written December 30, 2021
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Katherine M
O'Fallon, IL32 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We are a musical family. Really enjoyed the musical instruments from around the world! I’ll definitely be back. I’m a reader of every sign, so it took me a while.
Written December 27, 2021
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MyersFamilyTravelers
78 contributions
Dec 2021
Was on our list of things to see in Phoenix and did not disappoint. This place is incredible and covers so many countries and music styles. We also went to the special exhibit on "famous" instrument which has some fantastic historical items. We ended up spending 2 1/2 - 3 hours here.
Written December 26, 2021
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esther g
4 contributions
Nov 2021
Make sure you allow enough time to browse this unique museum. Many are "dragged" only to be "dragged" out. It tours the world of musical instruments.
Written December 14, 2021
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Lee Bob
Arizona21 contributions
Nov 2021
The MIM offers concerts in a small auditorium for just maybe 150 people. Comfortable seats with wide aisles. Very easy to move around. All genres of music and excellent examples. We have heard bluegrass, Hawaiian, rock, African drumming, Irish, Latin,etc. We almost don’t care and just go and see what they have. Generally start around 7:30 and done by 9:30. So a very relaxing evening. Small enough venue that you can appreciate the singers and musicians producing their sounds. Always a great evening.
Written December 7, 2021
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385eileenz
Los Angeles, CA354 contributions
Apr 2021
Had to walk through most of the time spent there alone, as my husband was having back pain that day but I thoroughly enjoyed it all but wished I would have had more time. He did join me for a tour of the videos of great performers after he had found a place to sit for an hour while I wandered around. Took some great photos of pianos and accordions from the past as my dad played both as his career. Loved the room with instruments to touch where some children had a good time with the drums! Definitely recommend this to anyone who loves and appreciates how music is gifted to us by in so many formats. I followed the rules and didn't use (or need) flash and took only single shots to show my sister.
The building is beautiful and well marked along with a floorplan map so you can go to the exhibits that call to you first.
Written November 24, 2021
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GaryWis
Scottsdale, AZ18 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Management requests no photos with flash, no videos, dimmed phone screens and use with discretion.

Doesn’t work. Folks don’t know how to turn off their flash nor dim their screens.

Videos? People in front of me took videos of most of the performance.

Management needs to find a solution.

The absolute best venue for a concert ruined by their phone policy.

Suggestion. Their entrance tickets have a barcode. Management could provide photos of the concert on a link that’s accessible by scanning it from ones phone.
Written November 19, 2021
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Hello, thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your feedback. We are always reviewing comments about MIM and making improvements to ensure we provide a valuable experience for all guests.
Written November 19, 2021
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