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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 good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“music lovers” (15 reviews)
“all ages” (23 reviews)
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
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"music lovers"
in 15 reviews
"all ages"
in 23 reviews
"actual instruments"
in 3 reviews
"different eras"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"last century"
in 3 reviews
"carlsbad area"
in 4 reviews
"great for kids"
in 9 reviews
"carlsbad flower fields"
in 3 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 8 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"learn something"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 3 reviews
"fun place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"interesting place"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the free day in June. Amazing day at MOMM. Earth Harp was great. Open mic was fantastic. Great musicians.

Thank GypsyFrank
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited here a few times with a variety of family. Adults, young kids, teens. There are enough hands on areas to make it interesting for the kids and teens and a lot of interesting information to make it worthwhile for adults.

Thank Chris O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little hidden gem of a museum. It’s off the corniche around the corner from Legoland.if you’re going there, take the time and stop by. My son has performed his formal music recital here every year for the past 7 years. Great venue....More

Thank MiaDerbas
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

It was a very interesting little museum worth the look if you are interested in music and instrument history.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Took small grandkids. They have coloring and interactive activities little ones can enjoy even if they don’t understand the history part Staff is pleasant. Use a Groupon or Living Social Something to take up an hour or so on a cool or hot day

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This place is such a great way to spend sometime looking back on music's past and then checking out some of the latest music creations. If you love music this place is for you. We have a 18 year old that is very involved with...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I learn something new each time I visit! Until the end of the month, they have an exhibit on the harp guitar. Also on display is a piano that was in the theatre the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Electric vehicles can be charged with...More

Thank SD_EventPlanner
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Delightful museum for adults and kids. Lots of hands-on instruments, one in each gallery and a whole roomful of them with headphones. Present special exhibit is on harp guitars!

Thank BellaBaggins
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Industry-sponsored museum of instruments from last several centuries until now. Play yourself on some in designated space. Call for hours and if a tour guide docent may be available, mine was excellent.

Thank k2r
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This place is an absolute GEM! You could spend an hout in the gift shop alone, enjoying shopping for your delightfully unique friends. There's so much great history here - so much to learn. I glean a bit more every time I go!

Thank MandaC22
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