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Get Your Rock On At The Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

Get Your Rock On At The Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum

Learn about more than 4,000 musical instruments at the Musical Instrument Museum.

Music lover? Phoenix has the perfect museum for you and your family. The Musical Instrument Museum, also known as the MIM is constantly praised for its fun activities and incredible permanent exhibition. Don’t miss it! 

 

Divided into seven different galleries, each one with a different concept, you’ll learn about music and instruments from all around the world. 

This is what you’ll find in each one: 

Experience Gallery

Guests can play instruments from around the world like the ones on display throughout the museum. Let loose and have fun!

 

Artist Gallery 

Do you have a favorite artist? The MIM features historic instruments owned, played, and loved by some of the most famous musicians in the world. This includes instruments from Elvis Presley, Maroon 5, Johnny Cash and Taylor Swift. 

 

Geographic Gallery 

The MIM has more than 4,300 instruments that represent all of the world’s countries and many territories. How about learning geography through music? 

Mechanical Music Gallery

Discover all of the self-playing instruments that have been created throughout history.  

 

Collier STEM Gallery 

Explore the essential and unknown connections between music, science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn what lies behind music! 

 

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Conservation Lab

Get an up-close look at musical conservation. This is where the MIM’s team helps maintain the museum’s diverse collection. Through a large viewing window, guests will see the process of maintenance, cleaning, and repair. 

 

Special Exhibitions 

You won’t want to miss the temporary exhibits. Run to see the latest one: Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa, which offers a glimpse into the dramatic and lively masquerade traditions of Central Africa. The exhibit includes 150 stunning masks, instruments, and costumes. 

Don’t forget that the museum also features several special events for visitors of all ages. Get involved in a class, a workshop, or join other music fans at a live concert. 

 

Where: 📍  4275 E Mayo Boulevard 

Hours: ⏰ Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Admission:🪙  General $20

Teens (13-19) $15

Children (4-12) $10 

Children (ages 3 and under) Free 

 

Featured image by the Musical Instrument Museum.