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Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour in Phoenix

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    Visit: Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920

    Upon arrival, go to the Guest Service Online Purchase line to check-in and get your headset and guidePORT to experience the museum. This top-rated attraction in Phoenix is the world's only global musical instrument museum, the MIM offers a fun, one-of-a-kind experience to be enjoyed by guests of all ages.

    With nearly 7,000 musical instruments and objects on display in delightful, eye-catching exhibits, MIM showcases music from every country in the world. The museum’s self-guided tour features state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, enabling guests to hear, see, and feel the creative spirit of people as they make music across the globe.

    The two-story museum structure evokes the topography of the Southwest, suggests the museum’s international scope, and expresses the universal role of music across all cultures. Desert plantings and arroyo environments surround the museum, creating a serene and welcoming oasis. Start your tour in the Orientation Gallery, which introduces guests to the rich diversity of instruments.

    MIM is interactive. Guests can immerse themselves in the museum’s automatically activated displays and travel the world through Geographic Galleries that feature Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean. In the United States / Canada Gallery, instruments are organized by themes such as musical genres. Check out the Mechanical Music Gallery, where guests can watch and listen to the twenty-five-foot-wide Orchestrion. Be inspired by favorite musicians in the Artist Gallery and get a close-up look at their instruments and stage outfits. Or make a little music of your own in the Experience Gallery where you can bang a gong, strum a harp, and play unique instruments from around the world. At MIM, you will be entertained, engaged, and inspired. If you like music, you will love MIM.

    MIM is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Last admittance is 4 PM. Closed Thanksgiving Day. MIM is family- and stroller-friendly and offers complimentary wheelchairs. Parking is free. A headset and guidePORT are included with each admission. 

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Musical Instrument Museum
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Details
    Located near Interstate 101, Tatum Boulevard exit.

    *Exchange voucher at Guest Service desk for MIM admission. Each guest will be given a headset and guidePORT.
    • Headset and guidePORT (audio guide)
    • Entry/Admission - Musical Instrument Museum
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Special exhibition tickets sold separately on the premises
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Parking is free
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We loved the museum and were amazed at the variety of instruments and the number of instruments and the fact that they had some from just about every country in the world. And the videos were great and really gave you a taste of each...More

    Thank jossels
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This museum is full of surprises. It is an architecturally beautiful building with a phenomenal collection excellently presented. You will be introduced to instruments and music you likely never heard or seen before -- and probably never even thought existed. The headphones allow you to...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank RyanLChicago
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The museum is very informative and educational and the staff is friendly and available for questions. We stopped by just to see if there were any guitars on display and to our surprise they had instruments from every corner of the world. I am of...More

    Thank IndyEvash
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Whether you're into music or not, this museum is a must-see. We were incredibly surprised not only at the plethora of instruments, but the information and historical value experienced throughout the museum. At the end you can even try out some of the musical instruments...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Wendy D
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Nicely laid out by country, types of music, instruments, etc. I didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. Also, curious by a few artists left out, but it would take a lot of space to capture them all. Really need 2 days to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank PHXGRAN
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