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4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phone: 480 478-6000
Fax: 480 471-8690

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Rising from the desert terrain of North Phoenix, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a significant addition to the worldwide community of museums devoted to music. MIM's collection is truly global in scope, with 15,000 instruments and artifacts from every country in the world. Each exhibit includes high quality audio/video that allows guests to see and hear the instruments being played in the cultures where they originate. The comfortable MIM Music Theater is the best place in the Valley to hear concerts by world-renowned artists from all around the globe. Other popular MIM attractions are the museum's Artist Gallery, which features iconic instruments from celebrities like John Lennon and the Experience gallery where visitors can try their hand playing instruments from around the world.


  1. Celebrate AZ Families at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Celebrate AZ Families at MIM and discover a bit about your musical heritage! Every family hails from somewhere. Whether your family is from Arizona, Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, or anywhere else in the world, MIM honors your roots with fascinating instruments, creative crafts, hands-on demonstrations, story times, and, of course, music.

  2. Family Drumming Workshop for Dads and Kids-and Moms, Too- at MIM


    Make it a tradition! Catch the rhythm and learn the basics or African, Latin, and pop-music hand drumming with master instructor Frank Thompson. This workshop is fun and relaxing—a great chance to make music and rhythm together. After basic instruction, the session will end with a thrilling jam session. All levels are welcome to join in the fun. Bring your own drum or use one of ours.

  3. Experience France at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Join us for our fourth annual celebration of French music and culture! Enjoy live musical performances and hands-on activities, shop for French merchandise at the Museum Store, and indulge in a French-inspired menu in our café. Vive la France!

  4. Experience the Andes at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Experience the music and culture from this famous South American mountain range, which extends from north to south through Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Enjoy dance and musical performances, try your hand at instrument-making crafts, and indulge in regional wine samples!

  5. MIM's (Musical Instrument Museum) Musical Icon: Elvis

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    In honor of Elvis Week, join us for a celebration of the life of the "King of Rock and Roll." Come and hear gallery talks near the Elvis Presley exhibit, participate in hands-on activities, view the classic film Jailhouse Rock on the big screen, and more!

  6. Experience India at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Join us for our third annual celebration of East Indian music and culture. Discover the diversity of Indian music and how styles vary between the northern and southern regions of the country. See vibrant musical and dance performances, participate hands-on activities and exhibit talks, and try henna body art.

  7. Experience Germany at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Make plans to experience Germany at MIM. Enjoy music, crafts, dancing, and more; it’s a perfect way to celebrate Oktoberfest!

  8. MIM's (Musical Instrument Museum) Musical Icon: John Lennon


    MIM will honor the life of the legendary John Lennon on the occasion of what would have been his 75th birthday. Enjoy a special day of activities and music celebrating Lennon’s legacy of peace and love.

  9. Family Weekend: Music in Disguise at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Discover the what, why, and where of the outrageous, beautiful, and (sometimes) scary outfits at MIM - all through the instruments and music of the world! Wear your favorite (weaponless) costume; play a game of matching examples of traditional dress, masks, regalia, and ceremonial costumes with musical instruments; make a costume accessory; and see some special attire in action. Don’t miss this chance to dress up!

  10. Experience Scandanavia at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Make plans to experience Scandinavian music and culture at MIM! Join us for a celebration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Enjoy musical performances, traditional dances, a regionally inspired menu in the café, hands-on crafts, and much more.

  11. Hear Them Ring at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)

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    Chimes and jingles will fill the halls at MIM as we celebrate instruments that ring! See performances featuring handbells, vibraphones, and more. Try your hand at gamelan and learn how these instruments make their unique sounds. The weekend will also highlight a special menu at Café Allegro, gifts for purchase in the Museum Store, face painting, and so much more.