Musical Instrument Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 spends nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy MIM's galleries and exhibits. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. General Admission: $20; Teens (ages 13-19): $15; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change.
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VAG and RAG G
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
The range of instruments from all over the world was amazing. Very interesting artifacts and video presentations of many instruments and musicians. All genres represented!
Written 14 November 2022
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MA & CW
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Mar 2022 • Couples
What to do on a rainy day just outside of Phoenix? Head to the Musical Instruments Museum.
Just tremendous displays of world wide instruments can be enjoyed on a self guided tour. Many interactive displays and plenty of history and information that bring hours of enjoyment. My wife and I spent nearly 4 hours there and didn't see everything. Displays for the whole family including a great hands on room for the kids and grandkids.
It was a fascinating museum and reasonably priced. If in the area it should be high on your list to visit
Written 10 November 2022
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,625 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
So much to see here! You probably should save a couple hours to really see it all. The audio tour is set up to play what's on a screen when you walk up! There's a little bit of everything!
Written 26 October 2022
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PEIorBust
Boston78 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful visit to this unique museum with both regular and special exhibits. The staff was welcoming, friendly and informative. The wireless headsets added to the experience. If you have limited time in Phoenix this is a must see.
Written 22 October 2022
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SunnyandBuster
Seattle, WA750 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
This museum is a must see. Phenomenal collection of musical instruments from around the world. Truly from countries and cultures from every continent. There are performance venues and the musicians are from a range of artistic traditions. The food at the restaurant is good too!
Written 17 October 2022
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Brian D
Cairns, Queensland, Australia4 contributions
Oct 2022
Wow what a great place!
We had a wonderful time here so much to learn Highly recommended.
We could have spent the day here, The headsets where neat.
Written 16 October 2022
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Roxanne R
Esko, MN56 contributions
Oct 2022 • Business
What an amazing collection of instruments from around the world. We only spent a couple of hours at the venue and it was definitely not enough! However, if that’s all the time you have it will still be worth your time.

They have a Theramin!! Not only that, in the experiential hall one can play a Theramin!! I played a Theramin. This ranks up there with actually meeting Raj. Total fan girl moment.
Written 8 October 2022
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Meg D
Farmville9 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a must see for adults and older children with interest in music.Depending on your tastes I would focus on US Canada and Legends section as there is so much here you will envirably go into “museum coma” at some point. Easily spend 4+ hrs here. Went back in evening for concert by Carbon Leaf who I never heard of before. Venue and group spectacular. Don’t miss this one.
Written 5 October 2022
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Travelgirl
Winston Salem, NC46 contributions
Sep 2022
An informative and fun trip down memory lane. With unique instruments from the early to the newest, there is so much to see, hear, and enjoy.
Written 25 September 2022
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Kevin K
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This is a very interesting musical Instrument experience...You walk through various rooms, with headphones on and see various instruments and costumes of almost every country in the world...This is very interesting ..for music fans,musicians,or,anyone interested in world culture...Awesome
Written 15 September 2022
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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (Phoenix) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Musical Instrument Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM