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Musical Instrument Museum

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Address: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Phone Number: +1 480-478-6000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music...

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.

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Best museum I've been to!

This is worth seeing in Phoenix! The kids (9 and 11 ) were a little bored with the displays but at the end when they got to play the instruments they loved it! I was amazed at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is worth seeing in Phoenix! The kids (9 and 11 ) were a little bored with the displays but at the end when they got to play the instruments they loved it! I was amazed at the quality and quantity of the museum! Very inspiring place to visit :)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A magnificent building which houses an entire world's collection of musical instruments,nothing can prepare you for this experience that awaits you.Every area of the world is represented here and you find out we are all connected thru the human experience called music.So many times I found myself taping my foot to the music that your provided headset plays as you... More 

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Ayr, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to take time to come see you this one-of-a-kind Museum. There was so much to look at you really could spend 2 full days here. I enjoyed that it's split up by continents and regions so you can get a real understanding of the different instruments around the world. Bring your walking shoes because there's lots to see.

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San Jo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every part of this museum was great, the docents, exhibits, cafe, building, and store. I highly recommend it. Musical instruments from every country.

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Thank Susan G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice experience of past and present musical instruments and their parts in our complex life. The instruments from so many various portions of the world are shown, and it is not all a no touch, there is plenty of please touch pieces. The evolutional history is outstanding and so informative. Time is well spent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place to go with a bunch of our friends. It would also be great for families. It is full of information that is fascinating.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Museum was a lot bigger than expected We spent 6 hours there with a break in the café the day went so fast not enough time Just amazing all of the musical instruments from around the world building and exhibits are beautiful and well maintained headphones picked up music at every exhibit we will be back to finish seeing exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to see the Stradivarius exhibit which was excellent. Always a fun place to visit when its too hot to be outdoors.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Several people recommended that we visit the Musical Instrument Museum. I expected a modest museum, but this place is huge. The museum is a far ways north of town. It's a modern building with a series of galleries that display the musical instruments from around the world. You'll have headphones that automatically pick up the music as you approach any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

...this place has to go on your bucket list! The building is modern, beautiful and extremely well-kept. Separate display areas feature the musical instruments of continents / areas of the world. Inside each are countries and their musical instrument history. You'll see everything from modern electric guitars to a 7,000 year-old drum. Plan to go early and spend the day... More 

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