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Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(877) 551-9976 (Toll-Free)

(760) 438-5996
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Region: North County Coastal Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays

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Museum of Making Music

The Museum of Making Music explores the multifaceted history of the American music products industry from its beginnings in the 1890s to today and presents a variety of events, educational programs and special exhibitions. It explores the connections between the people (those who envision, design, make, distribute, sell and play musical instruments), the instruments themselves and the ultimate result of the music we all make.

The Museum of Making Music also hosts a wide variety of public events that entertain, educate and inform audiences of the benefits and heritage of making music. From concerts, performances and films, to workshops, camps and guest speakers, there's always something happening at the museum!

What to Expect:

  • See over 500 vintage instruments that showcase innovative change over time
  • Hear samples of popular music spanning over a century
  • Discover breakthrough instruments throughout history
  • Play on dozens of hands-on instruments in the Museum's unique Innovation Studio
  • Explore music around the world on the state-of-the-art touchscreen wall

Quick Facts:

  • Admission is $10; $7 for students, seniors and military
  • Children age 3 and under receive free admission
  • Group tours are available (please call in advance)
  • Parking is free

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ocean View
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission Adult
  • General Admission Child
  • General Admission Senior