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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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Hands on music experience

This small museum has a wealth of historical information on music of the past century focusing on the business of selling music and musical instruments. The best part is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small museum has a wealth of historical information on music of the past century focusing on the business of selling music and musical instruments. The best part is the availability of instruments to try out. Second best is the recordings of various important types of music and artists. Well designed and thoughtful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum was well staffed with knowledgeable, kid-friendly people. My daughter enjoyed playing/exploring with the instruments in the final section. There just wasn't enough to hold her interest for a long time. There is a lot of reading material throughout the museum and some of the things I learned were very interesting, but it just wasn't the best fit for my... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 11-year-old granddaughter to the Museum of Making Music on a Sunday afternoon. The museum is well staffed with knowledgeable personnel. The cost was very reasonable as my wife had purchased a Groupon. They have an extensive collection of musical instruments and plenty are available for kids (or adults) to try their hand at. All in all it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for music lovers. They have many examples of musical instruments through the ages. I have even been to a concert there in the past.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful 'instrument' museum with interactive stations where you can actually play the instruments!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adults and children can interact with musical instruments. There's a lot of history and information regarding the instruments. Fun for short family outing.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Since we have the MIM close to us in AZ I had my doubts that this museum could come up to that standard. But I was so happy to see my grandson who is ten years old enjoying himself because he got to play some of the instruments. (he is in band at school) The staff were friendly and helpful... More 

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Morristown, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had never heard of this until a waiter told us about it. Off we went! A small museum that covers a lot of decades of music by types and by instruments! We certainly enjoyed this one! At a lot of the areas, you can push a button of examples of music (about 10 in each location). This is a... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This museum is conveniently located not far from the 5 freeway in Carlsbad however it is in the middle of an industrial park so you'd never know it was there unless you were looking for it. My husband and I both love history and music so this museum was perfect for us. The museum is organized by decade so early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This was an unexpected "find" and we were happy we took the time to go through it. It is very interactive and you can do it your own pace. The display takes you through a musical history journey along with displays of the actual instruments. You can actually try and play many instruments. We went at 2:30 so all of... More 

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