Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad

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  • August 9, 2017
    What a great stop for music lovers! So much rich history and information and some gorgeous instruments to look at. All the interactive pieces were a definite highlight  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    If you are interested in music history, this little museum, in a beautiful location, is worth a visit. Musical instruments are on display from various eras. Several are available to try your hand at.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    This small museum offers a wide range of instruments and the ability to play them as well as providing an historical perspective on the development of instruments. Ongoing activities, presentations an...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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!
  • June 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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
  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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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