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Museum of Making Music

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times with grandkids ranging in age from 11 to 15. The kids really enjoyed playing the instruments and I enjoyed seeing the history of music. It is a good place for kids but it is also a great place for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interactive museum focused on making music. From the early 1900s on, this museum spans the different eras in music right up to today's hits and technology. Whether the museum is quiet or not depends on who visits while you're there. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Terry A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well hidden behind Legoland, this little tranquil museum (1-2 hours tour) is a real little treasure. It is strongly supported by gentle and competent volunteers that will pick you up and give you and your family a private (and free..) tour of each instrument and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Francis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I went here on our recent trip to the San Diego area. This is a cute museum. It’s divided by different eras and there are lots of different instruments to try out. My 9 year old and 7 year old daughters enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I took my 3 grands ages 7,5, and 2 to the museum and was pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoyed it. The museum covers the evolution of American music from approximately 1900 forward. There are buttons to push to hear different instruments, musicians, styles...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Honestly one of the top highlights of our 7 day Easter vacation. My teenagers, wife and I loved this place. Jerry was very knowledgeable and the whole interactive nature of the exhibits made it fun. Highly recommend. We drove over after going to the Safari...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

This place is a gem. Not only can you learn a lot about instrumental music's evolution through the decades, but there is also an opportunity to play play play! Both my children (now 14 and 16) have enjoyed it for years, and my husband and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christine L
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Came down to Carlsbad on a Wednesday to see the flower fields, spent an hour or so at the MoMM. Great for families with kids as there are a lot of interactive exhibits and instruments they can play. You could spend more time there if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 21, 2019

A really great place to visit; try to go to a concert there as the venue is small & intimate. Very interesting & educational.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elk H
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This small museum is very interactive. 3 school groups were there on the afternoon we visited. The guides were exceptional. Great teaching going on here!

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 9, 2019|
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Response from bjdrums | Property representative |
The primary audiences of the museum are adults, seniors, and school-aged students (elementary school-age and above). Realizing this, the Museum offers free admission for children age 3 or younger. There's plenty of... More
October 29, 2018|
Response from MiaDerbas | Reviewed this property |
Per their website $10 but discounts are available online Enjoy