Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix

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Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum, known as MIM is a 195,000 sqft. museum that houses popular musical instruments from 200 countries and territories. The building has a collection of more than 10,000 instruments. Some of the instruments included in their collection are the piano on which John Lennon composed "Imagine," the world's first Steinway piano, a custom Yamaha guitar from Carlos Santana's collection, and more.

From special exhibits to Artist Galleries the museum is filled with a variety of art and installations to check out. One exhibit worth exploring is the Collier STEM Gallery. This gallery allows you to explore the connection between music, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through multimedia platforms, visitors get to learn how science truly brings music to life.

The museum offers and hosts a variety of events for visitors to attend. From concerts covering all genres of music to music-making classes; there is something for all ages! The museum also offers a variety of programs tailored to kids including MIMkids, Mini Music Makers, Musical Adventures, and Junior Museum Guides just to name a few.

Attending the museum with a larger group? The museum offers both youth and adult tours, lead for age-appropriate information and exploration of the museum.

Looking to grab a bite while you explore, the museum has a cafe with a variety of treats and beverages for you to enjoy. And don't forget to stop by the museum gift shop to grab something to remember your trip.

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