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Museum of Making Music

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“all ages”(23 reviews)
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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.
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
+1 760-438-5996
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All reviewsmusic loversall agesoffice parkdifferent erascarlsbad areainteractive exhibitsgreat for kidskids and adultsflower fieldsnice gift shoplearn somethingon displayrainy dayfun place to visitinteresting placegreat historywhole family
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This interactive museum allows you to see instruments, understand some of their histories, and has an interactive area as well . . . well worth a visit.

Thank YvonneFino
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a great stop for music lovers! So much rich history and information and some gorgeous instruments to look at. All the interactive pieces were a definite highlight

1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you are interested in music history, this little museum, in a beautiful location, is worth a visit. Musical instruments are on display from various eras. Several are available to try your hand at.

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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 18 July 2017

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.

1  Thank learnerWi
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 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

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