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Museum of Making Music

Connect to music at a fun, interactive museum!

The Museum of Making Music tell the story of how an industry—the music products industry—supplies the world with the instruments, products and gear that we all use to make music.  When you step inside, you’ll see outstanding examples of musical instruments, many of them displayed in vintage music store settings. You’ll also hear some familiar tunes in audio and video clips, have many hands-on opportunities to pick up and play a variety of instruments, and discover the innovative ways that the music industry has grown over the years. It’s an insider’s view of the world of making music.

Neighborhood: North Coastal

5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Contact Info

(760) 438-5996
Toll-Free: (877) 551-9976
museum@museumofmakingmusic.org

Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays

Social

Event

Dreadnought: 100 Years of a Mighty Martin Guitar

Museum of Making Music
Jan 4 - ongoing

In 1833, guitar maker Christian Frederick Martin crossed the ocean in search of freedom from restriction and the opportunities of a new land. Settling in Nazareth, PA, his arrival marked the beginning...

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
  • Two free EV chargers are onsite for paid guests

More Information

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

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
  • Two free EV chargers are onsite for paid guests

More Information

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

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