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Musical Instrument Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour in Phoenix
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Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour in Phoenix
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The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. The average guest...more
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
+1 480-478-6000
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Reviewed today via mobile

My daughter and I spent several happy hours at the museum. The audio guide is provided with general admission and as you approach an exhibit music will start to play automatically. This feature makes it so easy to experience the music of so many instruments,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Having_fun_away
Reviewed today via mobile

This is a wonderful museum for families. Children of all ages love the interactive experiences. We live in the same neighborhood and watch the school buses flock there for field trips. The performance space is intimate and the acoustics are phenomenal. The concerts are diverse...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank royr365
Reviewed yesterday

We love this place!. The museum has an amazing collection of musical instruments, musical examples, and artists memorabilia from across time and continents. We recommend having lunch in the cafeteria. The food is excellent. The patio is lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G6953GPsusanh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum was amazing, but slightly overwhelming for my fourth and fifth grader. They enjoyed the exhibits on the first floor, especially the area where they could play the instruments.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GBAmandaR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Words can hardly describe this museum. It is an amazing place. Each person is given a listening device that is triggered as you move to each exhibit. Each exhibit has 3 - 4 very short videos showing the various instruments being played. You can easily...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank artbycarolann
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Music from every continent. You listen to music from ear phones. Walj up to the display and music about that area/genre plays. Pianos in the hallway so if you know a tune sit down and play

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

Could literally spend the entire day here. Lots to see....very well laid out. Instruments are displayed by country and there are hundreds of things to look at.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had previously visited this excellent museum but during this trip to Scottsdale we attended a concert. The MIM has a wonderful theater space and the concert (Makana) was outstanding.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SKB17
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at 9:30 thinking we could spend a morning. We did spend the morning ---- and the afternoon ----leaving at closing. We plan to go back on our next trip to Phoenix and visit the rooms we didn't have time for on this trip....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Louise S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This excursion with friends was much more than I had anticipated. A beautiful facility, maybe only 8-10 years old, and not a just collection of dusty old instruments. It is divided by continent, has historic videos (great for old rock and rollers!), but my favorite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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8 March 2019|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Elementary school kids might enjoy the interactive area, but for probably less than an hour. Middle school kids would like that area and maybe some of the upstairs exhibits -- 2 to 3 hours. Older teens might want more time... More
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6 December 2018|
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Response from ED C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are restaurants close by. There is a big shopping area across the road called Desert Ridge Marketplace. In the marketplace you will find various dining options from fast food to Macaroni Grill, California... More
21 March 2018|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s a decent place to enjoy a show. Personally I like to be down front and center. But anytime I’ve been there I can’t say I’ve had a bad seat.