Musical Instrument Museum

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Star shaped guitar in the collection of MIMTouring the Musical Instrument Museum with your date is an adventure for both your eyes and your ears!  When you enter the museum, you are handed personal head sets, which allow you to listen to most of the instruments on display. 

The upstairs floor has 10 galleries.  There are displays of unique instruments from almost every country in world.  The lower floor has a cafe, where you can get a tasty, cultural lunch.

Bell instrumrntTaiko display at the MIMYou can also show off your musical talent downstairs in the  Experience Room.  You can perform on instruments ranging from the gong to the piano, although you have to pay extra to play on the piano.  There are drums of all kind, stringed instruments and various rattles.  In the Artists Gallery, view legendary instruments such as John Lennon's piano and Paul Simon's guitar.

Disply of insruments and music from Kenya, at the MIMThere were so many instruments to see and hear, that we spent almost five hours touring the museum.  If you don't have that much time, we recommend starting in the United States & Canada Gallery, followed by a quick walk-though of African, Eastern, and European Galleries.  Finish with the Experience Room.

An unusual musical instrument at the MIMWe left on our headsets for most of our visit, and realized afterwards that we hadn't conversed very much. If you actually want to talk with your date, you may want to browse with your earphones off, and don them only at displays that intrigue you both.  Tickets to the MIM are $20 each.

An old piano at the MIMA huge drum at the Musical Instrument Museum

It is worth viewing the MIM website before you go.  They often have special performances,  concerts, and workshops.

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
www.themim.org

The sign in front of the Musical Instrment Museum

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