Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad

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  • Great little museum, We saw a banjo demonstration there(extra charge) also ran into a nice docent "Doris" who was entertaining and knowledeable.  more »
  • We like the performances on listed evenings. Very reasonable ticket prices, plenty of free, safe, well lighted parking. Best kept secret in North County San Diego. Friendly, volunteer staff. Excellent...  more »
  • Brought our children and grandchildren. We had as much fun as they did. Our grandson LOVED the interactive drums with real sound in attached earphones. The different musical instruments were fun to se...  more »
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  • The museum is great for older kids and adults. Not too big so it stays interesting. Very interactive. The staff was very friendly and were committed to the best possible experience. Parking was ample for the number of visitors. Walking distance from nearby resorts and hotels.
  • Small museum but with great and interesting stuff. I don't recommend it for little kids, I'd said it's appropriate for 7 years old and older, especially if your kid is a lot into music. The staff is very friendly and proud of their musuem. Oh! When you leave the museum just across the street enjoy the beautiful view of the flower fields!
  • I have had the pleasure of visiting this Museum several times as a teacher. Our school takes the third grade class there every year. The facility is gracious enough allow the students to visit for free since we are in an economically disadvantaged area. The guided tour usually begins with a walk through the exhibits of history of Music in America starting from the late 1800s and leading up to the 1990s; from John Philip Sousa to the Big Bands and all the way the MTV age and beyond. There are plenty of unique displays that allow the visitors and students to become immersed in the experience of the different periods. At each station there is a sound box where visitors can select several different songs and music of the era, instruments of that time, and photos/videos of notable artists. Of particular interest are some rare instruments that are both owned by the museum and also that are loaned to them from donors. On our last visit there was a piano that was actually in use at the Ford Theater the night Lincoln was assassinated, a fascinating relic of history. The finale of the tour is a stop by the instrument room which has a variety instruments for visitors are free to play, experiment, and fully immerse themselves in the experience of music. . Highly recommended for a visit on a quiet weekend afternoon. As an added bonus there are several other attractions in the area including the Flower Fields ( springtime), Legoland, the Carlsbad Beach, and the Carlsbad Company outlet stores.
  • This place is a fun and interactive learning experience for anyone who likes music or instruments. The staff is very nice and well informed and the items in their gift shop are very well priced! A good place to go shopping for a musician.
  • This is a hidden gem! We visited as part of a school group. This was fun, interactive and educational musem. I highly recommended it!
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