The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) showcases the musical instruments and music of cultures throughout the world. Displaying more than 6,500 instruments and objects, MIM has quickly become a favorite destination for music lovers, world travelers, culture enthusiasts and families. The museum, which celebrated its sixth anniversary in 2016, also offers monthly events, an acoustically superb theater hosting 200+ concerts per year that enhance the guest experience.
Ranked the area’s number one attraction by TripAdvisor and among the four best museums for families in the nation by USA Today Travel, MIM is a must-visit destination.
Using state‐of-the‐art audiovisual technology to show musical instruments being played in their original cultural context, MIM provides a one-of‐a‐kind experience. The bulk of MIM’s collection is organized into Geographic Galleries which feature exhibits for every country in the world. MIM curators traveled the world collecting instruments to create more than 360 displays.
MIM highlights include the Artist Gallery which displays instruments played by notable artists such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and more. Guests can make a little music of their own in the Experience Gallery where they can bang a gong, strum a harp, and play unique instruments from around the world.
And don’t miss Café Allegro! Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the award-winning café serves a changing menu of foods prepared from scratch, using fresh, local ingredients.
At MIM, you will be entertained, engaged, and inspired. If you like music, you will love MIM.