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Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
+1 480-478-6000
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The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. The average guest spends nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy MIM's galleries and exhibits. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. General Admission: $20; Teens (ages 13-19): $15; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
+1 480-478-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

The Musical Instrument Museum is a MUST NOT MISS! Wish I could say it more strongly! Don't let the word "museum" scare you away. The experience is seamlessly designed and the selection of instruments is beyond incredible. The museum features video clips of instruments played...More

Thank Bonnie K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited upon recommendation of friends. This museum is quite a way out of town, north of Phoenix. The collection is well organized and very large. A quick visit can get through the major rooms in a couple of hours however some people stay all day

Thank bcqajbk
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent 3 different afternoons at the museum just to see all the galleries! Each gallery is dedicated to a different continent or region. There are examples of many instruments, and often mannequins wearing local costumes. But the best thing about the museum, and why...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is amazing. Spent over three hours. Could not absorb it all. But really enjoyed it. It is very comprehensive. Plan your visit or just don't expect to see it all at the same pace.

Thank cvcalcouple
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When I visited the cactus were in bloom with the most beautiful array of blossoms and colors as you approach the entry. The building is so beautifully designed to show the history of each instrument from it's country of origin. You can spend hours going...More

Thank 10,130
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been here several times with my son's school on field trips. The kids love this place, especially the drum room. It's so family friendly and the guides are so knowledgeable.

Thank R0bins0ntravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

WOW! What an amazing place. Hidden gem, must visit. Adults, teens and little ones as young as my three year old love this place. Can be an all day experience and still not see it all. I start my little ones with the hands on...More

Thank Susan51az
Reviewed 6 days ago

While on a recent visit to Phoenix, my wife and I decided to visit the MIM. I can say without reservation it's fascinating and definitely lives up to it's claim as a top attraction. They have thousands of instruments on display from ancient times to...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably one of the most interesting and unique museums we have ever visited. Anyone who enjoys music, musical culture or pretty much anything to do with music will find the MIM enjoyable. The self guided tour is fantastic. Being able to see and...More

Thank Paul4093
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a not to be missed Museum. Instruments from every country in the world. Plan on spending hours here as there is a lot to see.

Thank fozziedoodle
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Are there wheel chairs or scooters available for people with mobility problems?
26 January 2017|
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Response from wakondarev |
I'll be the first answer my own question. I've just read in the "Policies" section of the website that, yes, there are wheel chairs available at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What hotels are within walking distance to this museum?
15 January 2017|
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Response from Gary G |
The closest resort is the JW Marriott, which is a very nice resort and within walking distance. You are also close to Desert Ridge, a shopping center with a variety of restaurants.
do you have to buy tickets ahead of time or can you just buy them on the day we are able to get there? We will only be in town for 3 days and would love to go here...out of Saturday, Sunday or Monday in January (14th, 15th or 16th) is one of those days better to go .on than the other? Thank you.
12 November 2016|
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Response from SOCIAWG | Reviewed this property |
Just an FYI: as a guide at the museum, Sunday mornings before 10 or 11 are the least populated. That being said, the museum is so large that you would Not be inconvenienced even if it is a busy day. Weekday mornings are... More