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Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
+1 480-478-6000
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
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Reviewed yesterday

On vacation and decided to visit a museum. This musical instrument museum is the best. You need to spend several hours or two days if you really want to see it all. There is so much history behind these instruments from all around the world....More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I planned to write a long, detailed positive review but I see most of my thoughts have already been covered here. I thought I would like the MIM, but I was totally blown away by the scope and attention to detail. I spent two afternoons...More

1  Thank Ken6363
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise this museum turned out to be. It was so very interesting. There was so much to see and experience that we could not take it all in. We plan to return next winter. It was a walk around the globe, through...More

1  Thank Chrisannandroger
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

MIM was a surprising and good experience. We went there on a hot AZ afternoon with two kids and didn't leave until the close. Our kids especially liked the experience gallery.

1  Thank Assaf K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Musical Instrument Museum is a MUST NOT MISS! Wish I could say it more strongly! Don't let the word "museum" scare you away. The experience is seamlessly designed and the selection of instruments is beyond incredible. The museum features video clips of instruments played...More

2  Thank Bonnie K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited upon recommendation of friends. This museum is quite a way out of town, north of Phoenix. The collection is well organized and very large. A quick visit can get through the major rooms in a couple of hours however some people stay all day

Thank bcqajbk
Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent 3 different afternoons at the museum just to see all the galleries! Each gallery is dedicated to a different continent or region. There are examples of many instruments, and often mannequins wearing local costumes. But the best thing about the museum, and why...More

2  Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is amazing. Spent over three hours. Could not absorb it all. But really enjoyed it. It is very comprehensive. Plan your visit or just don't expect to see it all at the same pace.

Thank cvcalcouple
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When I visited the cactus were in bloom with the most beautiful array of blossoms and colors as you approach the entry. The building is so beautifully designed to show the history of each instrument from it's country of origin. You can spend hours going...More

Thank 10,130
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been here several times with my son's school on field trips. The kids love this place, especially the drum room. It's so family friendly and the guides are so knowledgeable.

Thank R0bins0ntravel
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wakondarev
Are there wheel chairs or scooters available for people with mobility problems?
26 January 2017|
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Response from wakondarev |
I'll be the first answer my own question. I've just read in the "Policies" section of the website that, yes, there are wheel chairs available at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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378brendae
What hotels are within walking distance to this museum?
15 January 2017|
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Response from Gary G |
The closest resort is the JW Marriott, which is a very nice resort and within walking distance. You are also close to Desert Ridge, a shopping center with a variety of restaurants.
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chips57
do you have to buy tickets ahead of time or can you just buy them on the day we are able to get there? We will only be in town for 3 days and would love to go here...out of Saturday, Sunday or Monday in January (14th, 15th or 16th) is one of those days better to go .on than the other? Thank you.
12 November 2016|
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Response from SOCIAWG | Reviewed this property |
Just an FYI: as a guide at the museum, Sunday mornings before 10 or 11 are the least populated. That being said, the museum is so large that you would Not be inconvenienced even if it is a busy day. Weekday mornings are... More
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