Musical Instrument Museum
Welcome to 'Arizona's Best Field Trip Destination', the Musical Instrument Museum, or MIM. Located in Phoenix, this one of a kind museum and learning destination allows guests to see, hear, and play instruments from all around the world. It is the largest museum of its kind in the world, with over 7,000 instruments and objects on display at any given time (though the museum's entire collection sits around 14,000).
The instruments within the walls of MIM come from over 200 countries and territories, representing every inhabitable continent in the world. Most of the displays you will see throughout the various galleries are enhanced by state of the art audio and video technology that allows you to see the instruments, hear the sounds, and observe them being played in their most natural state.
Explore the 5 major Geographical Galleries on the first floor, along with the Orientation Gallery, which will take you through the artistry, diversity, and movement of the various instruments. See everything from a Chinese Opera to a Mariachi Band throughout the gallery. There is also the Artist Gallery, in which you can see instruments from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Buddy Rich, and more. Then head to the Experience Gallery where you can play some select instruments for yourself! Additional exploration can be had within the Mechanical Music Gallery and Collier STEM Gallery.
This is the perfect educational destination for student groups, performance groups, and traveling band groups. There is a reason Trip Advisor has rated this museum Phoneix's #1 attraction, as well as one of the Top 15 Museums in the U.S.