Rhythm! Discovery Center, Indianapolis

4.7
The Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world’s foremost percussion museum - a creative vision of the Percussive Arts Society. It provides innovative programs, interactive, standards-based educational exhibits, and artist performances. Drawing upon cultures from around the world, Rhythm! offers a unique, engaging experience to explore the universality of rhythm and percussion and its role in shaping communication, music, art, performance and society. While walking through the visually captivating exhibits, guests are invited to fulfill their dreams of being a percussionist!
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  • Not so big, but definately worth the visit. You can spend 30 minutes or 2 hours there. Our 4.5 years old son loves drums, rhythm and music in general, so if he could, he would have stayed there for...  more »
  • Very informative and fun. Well worth the visit and time. An especially valuable experience for people into percussion and music.  more »
  • What a unique museum, a museum that is dedicated to percussion instruments. The displays are most informative and attractive. Some percussion instruments are display only but there is a variety of...  more »
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  • This is a small museum. Percussion history is fairly well represented. We love being able to play and experiment with various drums and percussion instruments! Some things weren't in best working order but we still had a great time. Would love to go when there is a drum circle going on!
  • Visited Indy so many times and didn't realize this place existed. I started drumming a couple of years ago, but whether a beginner, expert or someone who never played before in their life, this place is a great way to spend an hour or two. Pretty much anything you can hit to make a sound (including giant cymbals, wood blocks and more) as well as classic drum kits (and even one made out of Lego) are here. And much of it you can have a.go on!
  • We ABSOLUTELY love this place!!!! Had the best time ever and my kids are in college!! I highly recommend this museum if you are visiting Indy or just feel like banging on some drums. This is an Indy must do!!!
  • Great great venue. Outstanding choice for any size group or gathering. Corporate or personal. Really immersive and touch OK kind of museum, touring spot for any gathering or entertainment. Thanks for being a great place.
  • It was a lovely experience. There were some exibits with the history of different drums and what they were used for, as well as some drums of importance. They had different "play areas" were you could play some of the instruments and try them out. There many things around the walls that showed how to play certain instruments. The staff was friendly, and welcoming. While the gift shop was a little lacking, they still had some really cool things! I wish they did have practice pads that weren't just the portable one that go on your knee. I wish there was some expansion on the percussive arts overall. There was a focus on more of the concert aspect, and nothing about drum corp., street drumming, WGI, or other activites like such. Overall, it was a fun experience. I would recommend it to those vaguely interested in drums and experienced drummers alike.

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