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Interactive activities and exhibits showcase innovations in instrument construction and popular music through the 20th century

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The craftsmanship of a musical instrument affects its sound, especially the wood a guitar is constructed from or which Aerosmith member’s hair is used to string a violin. View some classic tune creators with this Groupon.

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  • $5 for two adult admissions (up to a $16 value)
  • $12 for two adult and two child admissions (up to a $26 value)<p>

Museum of Making Music

Renovated in 2011, the Museum of Making Music showcases a permanent display of hundreds of unusual and vintage instruments charting the progression of song-crafting from 1900 to modern times. Five museum galleries present popular music, innovations in instruments and their manufacture, and marketing and distribution techniques in five eras throughout the 20th century. Racks of gleaming instruments line the cases, as well as more eclectic pieces such as double-neck guitars, the crossbreed GuitarViol, and an ancient, forgotten instrument whose name is always whispered: the "clarinet." The museum is dotted with interactive exhibits, giving visitors the chance to craft their own tunes on the exhibit's drum kits or keytar.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


very representative of music in the US. Great exhibits and information.

arrowhead5m, TripAdvisor, 1/20/13

The permanent and revolving exhibits are extraordinary for their variety, clarity of explanation, historic context, and pleasing presentation.

Celerity, TripAdvisor, 4/5/13


  • “Very fun for all ages. Our two year old had a great time trying out instruments and listening to music. We had fun too!”

  • “Great way to spend the day.”

  • “We had a lovely time today! What an impressive place, and the 2 grandchildren, ages 8 and 10 loved it. We will be sure to go back when we can spend more time there.”

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    5790 Armada Dr.

    Carlsbad, California 92008


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