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Musical Instrument Museum Questions & Answers

Safford, Arizona

I have kids ages 4,6,9,12 would this be a bore to them?

4 months ago Answer

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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 -- 3-4 hours.

4 months ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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They would all probably like the exhibit are with hands on with the instruments, such as a gong and guitar. The 12 year old might like more of the MIM’s exhibits. I don’t think a long visit would be warranted.

4 months ago
Sedona, Arizona
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Yes they will all be interested not a long visit maybe 2 hours

4 months ago
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Possibly, if they're not into music.

3 months ago
Westminster, Maryland
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The older kids would like the museum if they have the love for music and how it is made. Lots of walking and listening my be a little hard for the youngsters.

4 months ago
Greendale, Wisconsin
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I agree with the other answers that say "it depends on the kids." The 4 and 6 year-olds may be too young to appreciate the format of the museum, but there are interactive instruments they can play on the first floor. However that would mean you'd need a divide and conquer approach (assuming you have two adults along). Might be better to just bring the older kids.

4 months ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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If they like music, they will like it. Maybe limit time for your two little ones to max 2 hours. My kids were 11& 14 and I couldn’t get them out!

4 months ago
La Grange, Illinois
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Yes, the museum would not interest a child below teenage years

4 months ago
Sedona, Arizona
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No this place is for all ages

4 months ago
Tucson, Arizona
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Absolutely, it would be boring and a complete waste of your money.

4 months ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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I would say, probably not the best place for young kids.

Don’t think they’ll last too long.

4 months ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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It depends on how much they enjoy music. There are two ? Exhibits which are more than just looking at instruments but I think it might be a waste for under ten.

4 months ago
Shreveport, Louisiana
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Yes. Waste of time for the ones under 12. Others might last 30 minutes.

4 months ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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i agree with the above answers. the older ones will love the second floor interactions. not sure if they would the first floor american stuff as that is what i grew up listening to, like elvis, blue singers etc. once in awhile there are kids programs

4 months ago
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I expect the little ones would last about an hour. They get to wear headphones that connect to each exhibit when they approach it, which should fascinate them for a while. There’s also a room where they get to play drums of all kinds, gongs, bells an other percussion instruments. The older two should enjoy a longer visit.

4 months ago
Turnersville, New Jersey
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Maybe to the youngest ones but there is an interactive area where they can play various instruments. Pretty fun.

4 months ago
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