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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

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Kids Go Free to the Museum of Making Music

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Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

The offer allows up to two children 12 & under to get in FREE with one full-price paid adult when coupon is presented. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the visit. The coupon cannot...

What to Expect:

  • Learn about how instruments are made and how and why they change over time.
  • Learn about how instruments were provided in the marketplace through history.
  • Experience a panoramic presentation that showcases how musicians use instruments
  • Discover how instruments have gone beyond their initial purpose of making music.
  • Play on dozens of hands-on instruments in the Museum's Sit & Play areas.

Quick Facts:

  • Admission is $15; $10 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:

  • Learn about how instruments are made and how and why they change over time.
  • Learn about how instruments were provided in the marketplace through history.
  • Experience a panoramic presentation that showcases how musicians use instruments
  • Discover how instruments have gone beyond their initial purpose of making music.
  • Play on dozens of hands-on instruments in the Museum's Sit & Play areas.
  • Try out even MORE instruments in our unique Interactive Room.

Quick Facts:

  • Admission is $15; $10 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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