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Museum of Making Music

Explore music at a fun, interactive museum!

Musical instruments take center stage at the Museum of Making Music! Exhibitions explore how and why these instruments develop—who makes them, how we gain access to them, what they sound like in the hands of those who play them.

Visitor explore and learn about why instruments are the way they are, and what drives innovation and change over time. Guest also have the opportunity to try out and play on a wide variety of hands-on instruments!

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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Event

IN CONCERT: Pine Mountain Logs Concert for a Cause

Museum of Making Music
Dec 8, 2022

The Museum of Making Music invites you to join us for an amazing concert event featuring the Pine Mountain Logs. This event is taking place at the Belly Up Tavern on December...

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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