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Museum of Making Music

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“all ages”(23 reviews)
“office park”(5 reviews)
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.
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
+1 760-438-5996
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All reviews music lovers all ages office park interesting instruments different eras carlsbad area great for kids kids and adults flower fields nice gift shop learn something on display fun place to visit interesting place great history whole family lots of fun
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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
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
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Lots of instruments that we could actually play and period music we could hear (and dance to- there were very few others there). Education was thrown in and a school class was entering as we were leaving. The front desk can tell you when classes...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We enjoyed our visit to this Music Museum. Interesting displays, especially the many musical instruments and stories about them. Entertaining docents and volunteers. Nice gift shop.

Thank CocoMontoya
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went to the Jack Tempchin concert celebrating the 45th anniversary of the release of the Peaceful Easy Feeling song, one that he wrote. The capacity of the concert hall is about 130, so it was cozy and intimate. The concert was outstanding, afterward Jack...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Near sea world, but without the long lines, this museum captured us with its instruments and the selections of old and new music. There are hands on exhibits and I tried my hand at a guitar, ukulele, drum set and keyboard. What a great way...More

1  Thank Pam P
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Great little museum, We saw a banjo demonstration there(extra charge) also ran into a nice docent "Doris" who was entertaining and knowledeable.

1  Thank Castlepete
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We like the performances on listed evenings. Very reasonable ticket prices, plenty of free, safe, well lighted parking. Best kept secret in North County San Diego. Friendly, volunteer staff. Excellent location close to Karl Strauss Restaurant.

Thank I4197VIdavids
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Brought our children and grandchildren. We had as much fun as they did. Our grandson LOVED the interactive drums with real sound in attached earphones. The different musical instruments were fun to see and some to try. We didn't want to leave.

1  Thank 728explorer
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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30 October 2018|
Response from MiaDerbas | Reviewed this property |
Per their website $10 but discounts are available online Enjoy