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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. Experience Italy at Musical Instrument Museum

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    Experience "la dolce vita" at MIM as they celebrate Italian music and culture. Get a taste of Italy with an Italian-inspired menu at Café Allegro, gallery talks and hands-on activities for all ages. Listen to performances by notable local talents, such as Arizona Opera singers and the Tetra String Quartet. Be sure to join MIM for a special gallery presentation of their new display, Violin Makers of Cremona. Guests can also learn about Italian art from artist and instructor Roberta Kritzia, who teaches MIM's Art of Music classes. At 3:15 p.m. on both dates, Kritzia will demonstrate basic visual art techniques, give a short introductory drawing lesson and share information about Italian artists from the 15th through the 19th centuries. Family-friendly activities for the weekend include a violin craft-making session inspired by MIM's new violin workshop exhibit, in which participants can create their own stringed instrument from everyday materials. Additionally, face painters will be available and guests can snap a few photos with props at MIM's photo booth.

  2. MIMFest

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    Join MIM for their inaugural global music festival.This two-day outdoor festival is set against the backdrop of the stunning Arizona desert and inspired by MIM’s commitment to celebrating musical traditions of the world. MIMFest will feature musical acts from around the globe performing on two stages, street performers, dancers, some of Arizona’s finest food trucks, beers from Four Peaks Brewery, Arizona wines, activities for kids, and a special VIP area.