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Museum of Making Music

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Address: 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
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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A great place to learn all about music new and old. Plus the is a corner in every room where you could play an instrument yourself.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to learn all about music new and old. Plus the is a corner in every room where you could play an instrument yourself.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An unexpected treasure that we found on our westcoust trip. The collection of unique and history changing instruments is amazing. The very friendly staff and guidance with interisting stories about bands, instruments and muscial history was an outstanding museum experience.

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very easy to get to and easily accessible from Palomar airport road. It's great for families or anyone who loves history or music. The museum houses musical instruments from the early 1800s forward and has some amazing items with the history behind them. This isn't just a display, it's also a learning experience as you move forward... More 

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Thank DocBrien
Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just kidding about playing like the pros. But they have a wonderful examples of instruments and history of music and who made it. The best part was that you had an opportunity to play some of the instruments! They had volunteer docents who really know their information and want to share it. That could also be a problem as one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this museum three times now and absolutely love it! So informative and fun! Great insights into music with knowledgeable staff and the hands on portion makes it so much fun for kids and adults alike! An absolute see!!

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Thank Julia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum. There are displays of lots of musical instruments. Best of all you get to play many different instruments. This is a great place for children. Many interactive exhibits where you can hear music through the ages

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Thank Daisy1939
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an educational and fun place to visit. Good for adults and kids alike. Reasonable admission for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How often can you go into a sound-booth and play an instrument of your choice? Great exhibits for the whole family.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a luncheon and had a most enjoyable tour. Our only disappointment was our particular docent was hard to hear and wasn't quite as knowledgeable as we wished. When we have a further opportunity we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren (6) and their parents plus other visitors to this museum. It was our first time so we did not really knew what to expect. It was a great experience for all of us. You start out with getting some historical info on music and musical instrument. The set up is great for all ages but specially... More 

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