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Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad

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  • If you're in the Carlsbad area, this is a delightful activity. Parking is free and plentiful. Admission is affordable. It's lots of fun. It's a regular stop on our tour for any out-of-town guests. It ...  more »
  • The museum is within walking distance from Grand Pacific Palisades Resort. There are interactive instruments to experiment with. The museum is a great collection of music history.  more »
  • I am sure this place is wonderful for those with an education in music but for families and kids this is not a great activity. It is pretty small, and not very entertaining for those with no musical a...  more »
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  • A wonderful place to visit. Historic and modem instruments on display and to play. Samples of music from 1890-1990. Staff is friendly, enthusiastic, and love to share and teach. They have rooms where you have an opportunity to play interesting electronic instruments. Great for kids and adults!
  • It's fun! Not a large museum but I still spent three hours there. The instruments that you're allowed to play are tuned and in good working order. The volunteers are friendly, knowledgeable and what they don't know they'll try to find out for you.
  • Wonderful place, we learned a lot, we happened to visit it on Making Music Day (21st June) so we got to see a lot of concerts and hear new music. Their interactive exhibits are present all year round and are a great activity for kids, adults, families, everyone! A highly recommended visit
  • Admission for two adults is 20 bucks and you certainly don't get the moneys worth. The experimental area is the only area worth mentioning becasue it let's you try some pretty cool things hands on. However most of these are either malfunction or just set up in a very boring way so that people with actual music making background get their legs chopped off and unable to produce something of value.
  • Small but wonderful. Tons of hands on for all ages. My 1 yr old even loved it. Watching people play and pushing lots of buttons that play all sort of music.