We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Musical Instrument Museum

Travellers' Choice award winner
Neighbourhood: Desert Ridge
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Phone Number:
+1 480-478-6000
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music...

The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. The average guest spends nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy MIM's galleries and exhibits. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. General Admission: $20; Teens (ages 13-19): $15; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$20.00*
and up
Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,882 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3421
    Excellent
  • 347
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Wonderful collection of music history, culture, and instruments

We went with a school tour. Staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. There was one special needs child in the group that was somewhat disruptive and a staff member took him... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
rayv456
,
Phoenix, Arizona
Add Photo Write a Review

3,882 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,830: English reviews
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with a school tour. Staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. There was one special needs child in the group that was somewhat disruptive and a staff member took him under his wing and gave him a "private tour" of the museum. This enabled the rest of the group to fully enjoy the day and did not leave out... More 

Helpful?
Thank rayv456
Greentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
243 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With out any doubt this is now my favorite museum! There is so much to see, so much to learn. Just spectacular. More to do in just one day. I will be back!

Helpful?
Thank TravelingDrZ
Kaysville, Utah
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is awesome, especially if you're a music lover. It is more than just instruments. They also have a section that highlights all of the more popular singing artists also. We spent about three hours and didn't see it all. It would probably be better to break it up and go eat after a couple hours.

Helpful?
Thank ncraigc
Harwich, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greatly surprised by the magnitude of this museum. There are instruments and musical memorabilia from all over the world and from all of history. It is very well displayed and documented and there is something for everyone. A great family outing, a good date venue, a wonderful place to meet a friend or do some research. There is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eleanor S
Orillia Ontario
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was far moer than I was ever lead to believe!.....275,000 square feet of buildings holding literally 1000,00s of instruments. The suggested alloted time to wander through the MIM was three hours. To me this is the bare minimum as it is so interesting with all the instruments fro nearly every country in the world on display. The self... More 

Helpful?
Thank Douglas A
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plan a minimum of 2 hours. We could have spent the entire afternoon or longer. All ages would appreciate this beautiful gem and there is easy access to all areas. The headphones included in the admission fee are top notch. After hours, you can also return for scheduled concerts, for an extra fee. Well worth the price of admission.

Helpful?
Thank Raylene v
Peoria, Az.
Level Contributor
229 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You must visit this museum. Every imaginable instrument and the history of each of them. Also a large section where you can play any instrument you wish. Take you time they have a cafe for eats, clean bathrooms and a gift shop to die for. Best of all is the many instruments on display. Go. You will not be disappointed!

Helpful?
Thank macstraits
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When my wife decided she wanted to see it I was oh.. OK. But from beginning to end it is unforgetable. Spent 4 hours and will likely go back next time we're here.

Helpful?
Thank John M
Sedona, Arizona
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time at the MIM and we were blown away by the interactive exhibits, and displays, and beauty of the museum. The employees were very kind and were thrilled for the opportunity to discuss details of their expertise - Michael and Ida in particular! We really enjoyed the cultural journey of musical instruments across the world. I highly recommend this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kegn M
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a music lover first and a musician second. I have traveled the world and visited many museums and historical sights. I have had the pleasure of witnessing musical events in some of the most historic places and even been blessed to perform in some beautiful European theaters. The MIM is in my opinion is a one of a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rick B

Travellers who viewed Musical Instrument Museum also viewed

Phoenix, Central Arizona
 
Phoenix, Central Arizona
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 

Been to Musical Instrument Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Musical Instrument Museum and other visitors
19 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Musical Instrument Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?