Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad

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  • I was in Carlsbad for the Harp Guitar Gathering, and in conjunction the Museum of Making Music is hosting a 6 month exhibit, "Floating Strings", a history of the American Harp Guitar. Don't miss this ...  more »
  • This is a wonderful musical experience,and the museum appeals to all ages. When was the last time you went to a museum and was allowed to touch anything? You are encouraged to ask questions, and pick ...  more »
  • An out of the way treasure, easy access, free parking and a totally interesting place to browse through.  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.

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