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Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
+1 760-438-5996
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This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different musical eras and a collection of musical instruments.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“music lovers” (15 reviews)
“all ages” (23 reviews)
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
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+1 760-438-5996
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"music lovers"
in 15 reviews
"national association"
in 7 reviews
"all ages"
in 23 reviews
"office park"
in 4 reviews
"actual instruments"
in 3 reviews
"electric guitar"
in 3 reviews
"different eras"
in 4 reviews
"last century"
in 3 reviews
"carlsbad area"
in 4 reviews
"great for kids"
in 9 reviews
"carlsbad flower fields"
in 3 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 8 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 8 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"special exhibit"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is such a great way to spend sometime looking back on music's past and then checking out some of the latest music creations. If you love music this place is for you. We have a 18 year old that is very involved with...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I learn something new each time I visit! Until the end of the month, they have an exhibit on the harp guitar. Also on display is a piano that was in the theatre the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Electric vehicles can be charged with...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Delightful museum for adults and kids. Lots of hands-on instruments, one in each gallery and a whole roomful of them with headphones. Present special exhibit is on harp guitars!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Industry-sponsored museum of instruments from last several centuries until now. Play yourself on some in designated space. Call for hours and if a tour guide docent may be available, mine was excellent.

Thank k2r
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This place is an absolute GEM! You could spend an hout in the gift shop alone, enjoying shopping for your delightfully unique friends. There's so much great history here - so much to learn. I glean a bit more every time I go!

Thank MandaC22
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Lots of instruments that we could actually play and period music we could hear (and dance to- there were very few others there). Education was thrown in and a school class was entering as we were leaving. The front desk can tell you when classes...More

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We enjoyed our visit to this Music Museum. Interesting displays, especially the many musical instruments and stories about them. Entertaining docents and volunteers. Nice gift shop.

Thank CocoMontoya
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went to the Jack Tempchin concert celebrating the 45th anniversary of the release of the Peaceful Easy Feeling song, one that he wrote. The capacity of the concert hall is about 130, so it was cozy and intimate. The concert was outstanding, afterward Jack...More

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Near sea world, but without the long lines, this museum captured us with its instruments and the selections of old and new music. There are hands on exhibits and I tried my hand at a guitar, ukulele, drum set and keyboard. What a great way...More

Thank Pam P
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Great little museum, We saw a banjo demonstration there(extra charge) also ran into a nice docent "Doris" who was entertaining and knowledeable.

1  Thank Castlepete
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