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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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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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My son's class visited the MIM during a field trip. Even those that were not interested in instruments loved the museum. Lots of different exhibits where you can listen to... read more

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Finleyville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Musical Instrument Museum was an interesting stop, there was lots to see and a lot of interesting things to look at and listen to. But the museum is poorly laid out. There's no flow to the exhibit rooms and it easy to loose track of what you have seen and what you haven't. The little boxes they provided with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son's class visited the MIM during a field trip. Even those that were not interested in instruments loved the museum. Lots of different exhibits where you can listen to, learn about, and even play instruments. Every adult and child enjoyed it.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A music museum? How can that be interesting? The approach to representing world wide music, instruments, dance and displays if very, very unique and creative. Do not miss this opportunity. The creators are brilliant!

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Thank JSS8888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Incredible museum. Enlightening, entertaining, beautiful museum, extensive collection of video and instruments and costumes from all around the world.

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Thank Gail C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely fabulous day! It's unique, interesting and mind blowing. You never knew there were so many different instruments in the world! Love the video displays and ability to hear so many of the instruments. The hands-on area is a must, as you can also be part of a drum circle!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our grand daughter her. I did not think I would like it, but I loved it. If you like music, no mater what, you will find something here for you. Starting from the very first instruments to modern day. They also have shows by stars playing here from time to time. There are kid areas where they can... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't know what to think when I first heard about the Musical Instrument Museum...thought it'd be something like going into a Best Buy with a lot of knick-knacks and maybe some cool musical items. Boy, was I WRONG. This is THE largest museum of its kind in the world that is located in a beautiful building the landscaping outside alone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum, highest of qualities. Every instrument and country is displayed and everything is very modern and perfectly constructed. even food was good. It's a musicians paradise and dream come true!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful museum that will inform, inspire and touch you. Learn how music touches all walks of no matter how young or how old, how wealthy or how poor, or how modern or how primitive, music will play a large role in the culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great blend of technology and traditional museum displays! I spent almost three hours there and still felt like i could've stayed longer. It was worth every penny.

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