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Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
+1 760-438-5996
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This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different musical eras and a collection of musical instruments.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
+1 760-438-5996
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This small museum offers a wide range of instruments and the ability to play them as well as providing an historical perspective on the development of instruments. Ongoing activities, presentations and docents. A wonderful gift shop, too.

Thank Norelynn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my 15 year old and she really enjoyed the hands on section. There were some nice photos taken by Graham Nash and wonderful displays of instruments from the 19th century to now. It is a small museum, but well worth a stopover....More

Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers an entertaining and informative series of exhibits on the culture and music of America, primarily in the 20th century. Great music clips at the touch of a button. Also, some fun instruments to play. Very friendly and informative staff.

Thank learnerWi
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stopped here after our visit to Legoland since it's very close by. A small museum, you can get through in under an hour without a problem. Lots of interactive exhibits with the opportunity to try out a variety of instruments as...More

Thank kallanchen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a unique museum with a hands on experience. Good for all family members. Great location in Carlsbad.

Thank G783CCjuliem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you walk thru the doors you will be glad you came. Great pieces of art, instruments and key memorabilia from all the greats in the Industry. Take at least an hour to enjoy it all.

Thank John R
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you're in the Carlsbad area, this is a delightful activity. Parking is free and plentiful. Admission is affordable. It's lots of fun. It's a regular stop on our tour for any out-of-town guests. It makes a nice morning activity and you're done in time...More

1  Thank OneSeaSun4Fun
Reviewed 20 May 2017

The museum is within walking distance from Grand Pacific Palisades Resort. There are interactive instruments to experiment with. The museum is a great collection of music history.

1  Thank RosesintheDesert
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I am sure this place is wonderful for those with an education in music but for families and kids this is not a great activity. It is pretty small, and not very entertaining for those with no musical ability.

Thank Tiffany R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I came here specifically for the Martin Guitars expo, but ended up spending my whole morning here! The friendly and abundant staff advised me to go the opposite direction, so i could go straight to the Martin Expo where i actually got to play Martin,...More

Thank Lennart A
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