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  • CydLee
    Duluth, MN11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I excitedly visited the MIM on a weekday afternoon to learn about musical traditions around the world. Our enthusiasm was diminished a bit by MIM greeter who said it was obvious we were first timers that did not allow enough time for the museum. Perhaps the museum should not sell tickets beyond 2 p.m. then? We enjoyed three hours of MIM’s many galleries of impressive instrument collections and relevant/inspiring videos with corresponding summaries. We especially enjoyed the Artist and Experience galleries on the main level. The MIM experience deepens our appreciation for those who have and continue to make music possible.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Sterling B
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was really impressed with the depth of information covered regarding natives within Arizona and surrounding territories. Very rarely do I go to a museum and spend the estimated time there. 2 1/2 hours later, I still felt I had much more to see as they were closing. A great mixture of things to read and videos to illustrate things further. I only wish they had more interactive displays or more things you could touch. Overall a great experience though!
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • Jackie H
    Greater London, UK257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a free afternoon in Phoenix before catching a flight home and decided to check this fire fighting museum out - such a worthwhile visit! So many fire engines parked in historical order (including one from 1700’s London!)
    All the fire engines are in pristine, shiny condition and are so well preserved!
    A must see for anyone with the remotest interest in fire engines and I’d imagine just the best day out for little fire fighters! Cute little gift shop too and all the team are ex fire fighters!
    Written April 24, 2024
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  • Linda W
    Arlington, VA402 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went specifically for the Barbie exhibition. It was very well done. Lots of information about the history of Barbie and many displays. There was even a life sized Barbie car for photo ops!
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Kristen K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in Pheonix for one week and went to the children’s museum TWICE because our 3 boys (8, 7 and 4) loved it so much. They especially loved the 3rd floor with the pizza making and grocery store stations. So fun!!
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Austin T
    Nashville, TN35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I visited immediately after landing at PHX. It was easy to get to and plenty of parking to the east of the building. We spent about an hour inside. There are tons of exhibits, all very well done. We walked through them all, spending more time on those we found interesting. There’s definitely something for everyone!
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • PAMELA B
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Science Center had many interesting and interactive displays and would be a great visit for families with children. The price was reasonable, but we felt it should have included the planetarium rather than it being an additional charge. It was a fun stop for a couple hours and could be longer for those with younger kids.
    Written July 22, 2021
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  • Ann
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My spouse and I went in early Spring so the weather was nice. They provide umbrellas for hot seasons. I was pleasantly surprised at the offerings. It is very interesting and convenient to attend. My only complaint is the new name: I would like to recommend it to my family, but I cannot pronounce the name or remember it.
    Written March 2, 2024
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  • krista d
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is an absolute gem! You don’t have to be from Phoenix to appreciate the incredible history displayed. The museum is free and we weren’t expecting too much but my daughter loves everything police so we stopped by. They have full size old police cars (you can sit in!), an old police trike (again to sit on!), an actual old department helicopter, motorcycle, old hand written books of arrests, and it’s located in the space of the arrest which ended up causing the Miranda Rights to be established. Truly a minefield of history and incredible people working who are happy to make you feel at home by letting you wander or sharing information and answering questions. We are so thankful we made this stop. 💙🤍
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • S Jurca
    United States399 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a well presented museum that shouldn't be missed! While it has displays and history's to view the real highlights are the interactive hologram featuring Holocaust survivor Oskar Knoblauch and a virtual reality featuring Pinchas Gutter including a concentration camp tour.
    If I remember correctly there are currently only 18 interactive hologram interviews world wide and Phoenix is fortunate enough to have one.
    Our docent was Mary Ellen and we were so fortunate to have her. We appreciated her knowledge and willingness to answer our many questions.
    I highly recommend this museum and it is a place I will visit again. I do recommend verifying their hours before planning your visit as the hours do change a bit depending on the time of year.
    Written August 7, 2023
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  • foodie848
    Illinois37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a stop! We had a couple of hours to kill before checking into our hotel, so after arriving in Phoenix and picking up our car at the airport, we decided to eat breakfast first and head over to the museum...SO GLAD WE DID!!! If you're a history buff and are also interested in the evolution of telephones, then this is the place for you!!! Sooooo unique, and worth the money. Great place to take kids to build their background knowledge of what life was like back in the pioneer days!
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Gregory S
    Lansing, MI20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The telephone museum was quite complete. However more impressive was the entire pioneer village which one adMission gets you into also. Has some of the most complete historically accurate 1890s pioneer and farm equipment, homes, school church log cabins all completely furnished
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • Eric D.
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I just completed the Beginner Watercolor Class with John Erwin. It was a great class - John showed us many different techniques that you can use with water-color paints, including how to use more or less water when painting with watercolors, different techniques for applying the paint beyond a brush, the best use of different brushes, how to add texture to the painting and how to 'remove' paint to lighten it. You came away with multiple pieces that you can frame, use as postcards, etc. The class is very small - only 8 students total. We all got to know each other really quickly, exchanging ideas about each other's work, as well as other artistic happenings around Phoenix.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • mickey448
    Prince George, Canada194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed the Buddy Stubbs Motorcycle Museum located within the Harley Davidson store. Lots of collectable motorcycles and memorabilia. For the motorcycle lover it's a gem.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • OnAnotherJourney
    Canada315 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    There was a major screw up with my flights and I found myself with way too much time on my hands before flying out. The museum isn’t huge, but it is interesting. It’s located before security so I wonder how many people rush by without seeing it. They’ve placed a small stand outside the entrance to place your food and drink - please make use of this as I’m sure the artists appreciate it greatly.
    Written October 16, 2019
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