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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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“all ages” (23 reviews)
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
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"music lovers"
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"last century"
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"carlsbad area"
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"great for kids"
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"carlsbad flower fields"
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"kids and adults"
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"interactive displays"
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"nice gift shop"
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"on display"
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"learn something"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in Carlsbad is the Museum of Making Music. Great place for people of all ages. Many hands on displays and opportunities to play different instruments. We'll worth the visit.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

It was great to see the history of music. I loved it, but they should have included more about Ike Turner since he had the first Rock and Roll song. That was absent. Other than that it is really cool.

Thank Jeff Y
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Located within a quiet corporate park, even for someone not gifted with musical talent - I possess less than zero of that benefaction - this is an interesting attraction. Well laid out with easy to read historical notes, we spent approximately 90 minutes here. Very...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

The small but significant museum mainly covers music and musical instruments of the 20th Century in the U.S. The music focuses on ragtime, big band, jazz, and rock and roll. Although many instruments originated in Europe, the U.S. was well represented by acoustical and electrical...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Both my boys 5.5 &7 years old enjoy the hands-on Exhibition. We went in October and Kids are FREE with an adult purchase. Even though its a small museum, it is well-maintained, informative and there's a live performance of guitar-harp when we were there on...More

Thank Barbara L V
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We had a 50% discount coupon, so the already-affordable-for-seniors entry fee was very, very affordable. We stayed about 3 hours. There was hardly anyone else there and my kids weren't there to be embarrassed, so I danced along to most of the music at the...More

Thank Kathleen J
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of interesting exhibits. However the exhibits are close together. Many of them have buttons to push to listen to the music. If others have pushed nearby buttons it is just a cacophony of noise. This could be improved with more headsets...More

Thank Paysonpackertraveler
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great for kids! Lots of musical history. There is plenty to look at and to PLAY WITH!!! You can spend hours here trying out all the cool instruments. I have an 11Yo and a 9YO and they didn't want to leave. Price is cheap and...More

1  Thank desiree_sanders84
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I was in Carlsbad for the Harp Guitar Gathering, and in conjunction the Museum of Making Music is hosting a 6 month exhibit, "Floating Strings", a history of the American Harp Guitar. Don't miss this exhibit if you're traveling through Carlsbad- beautiful instruments and photographs...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a wonderful musical experience,and the museum appeals to all ages. When was the last time you went to a museum and was allowed to touch anything? You are encouraged to ask questions, and pick up and play certain instruments? The stories of the...More

1  Thank celticbuckeye
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