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Musical Instrument Museum

Sometimes, it is just TOO hot to go outside in Phoenix. Arizona is known for its blue skies, bright sun, and perfect weather all year round – but during the high of the summer, you need to go inside and enjoy air conditioning sometimes.

And boy, do we have the perfect afternoon respite for you! The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix is a popular activity for locals and tourists alike. This educational and fun museum has tons of incredible exhibits, cool artifacts, historical pieces, and pieces of art that span the entire globe.

The Museum of Music in Phoenix contains new exhibitions during other months of the year, such as Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments, showcasing some of the most well-known and influential performances, instruments, changes, and musicians throughout history.

Plus, this museum displays over 4,000 instruments from all over the world, representing the traditional music styles from hundreds of countries. Visit the Geographic Galleries to see the conventional forms of music from countries on every continent! This gallery focuses on Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Visitors can see unique instruments, listen to the different styles of musical cultures, and see historically important events that helped shape music in these regions.

Visitors can also see some of the most “instrumental” — get it? — instruments that helped change the world as we know it. The exhibitions offered by the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix (MIM) show human achievement using instruments, such as the oldest guitar still in use, instruments that are no longer produced, and violins made for special celebrations.

Tourists can watch original videos that showcase the sounds and sights of the instruments, including notable performances, interviews with famous musicians, and pictures of how instruments have progressed over the years. Unless you know every single fact about guitars and pianos, we guarantee you will learn something new!

Located on Mayo Boulevard, this beautiful, educational museum opens every day from 9 am to 5 pm. This is the perfect afternoon place to visit if you are tired of the hot sun and want to brush up on some of your musical knowledge!

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