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Museum of Making Music
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$89.00*
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Ranked #6 of 63 things to do in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Carlsbad, CA
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Family favorite...”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This museum is a treat for all ages! Beautiful musical instruments are displayed as the museum traces the history of music through the present. There is a hands-on section where you can try drums and keyboards...very popular with kids and adults. Must see!

Visited March 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Small but well designed museum; great guest concerts.”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We are teachers and the museum host terrific visits for third graders. As adults, the museum is small, but with excellent permanent and temporary exhibits. It makes a good stop for musicians or music buffs, or those in the Carlsbad area looking for a short but interesting stop. There is a gift shop housing an attractive assortment of themed goods.

The museum hosts an eclectic but consistently talented assortment of performers in a small venue for a very reasonable admission charge. Get on their email list and go whenever you can.

Visited May 2013
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Canada
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125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Museum of Making Music”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We saw a sign and decided to check this place out. So happy we went. This museum is great and shows how different types of music were formed throughout the years from rag time to rock and roll. Nearly all the exhibits are interactive and there are many instruments which children/adults can play (or try to play). Absolutely loved this museum and for the small entrance fee it is well worth a visit. Lots of free parking.

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Interesting..but small”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Enjoyed this, but sometimes they have free performances, that is the best time to go. The performers are usually excellent

Visited May 2013
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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“SO MUCH FUN!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great to bring children. Education about history of music, different styles of music, sound recordings, INSTRUMENTS TO PLAY!!! Some new and very creative instruments too. Kids and adults have so much fun!!!

Visited April 2013
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