Experience music as never before at the world’s only global musical instrument museum.
“I am supremely inspired and overwhelmed by MIM.” – Carlos Santana
Music comes from deep in the heart. In every country, in every culture, it gives voice to the human spirit, expressing both joys and sorrows in a common language that knows no borders. Until now, no museum has celebrated this rich diversity of music in one place.
The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona is a museum like no other. Founded to bring together the world’s music on a scale never seen before, it inspires visitors through its extensive displays and immersive experience. MIM is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and sharing musical instruments and music from every country in the world.
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“MIM is my favorite museum in the world. Everyone needs to see it.” – Tony Bennett
Music’s beauty and diversity is expressed through the devoted craftsmanship of musical instrument makers from around the world. Their artistry is on display in open exhibits that allow for close encounters with instruments both familiar and strange, including many rarely seen. Visitors can immerse themselves in the experience through the use of the wireless guidePORT system that connects them with the sight and sound of the instruments on display.
MIM Music Theater
Instruments come to life in the magnificently designed Music Theater, a state-of-the-art venue for all types of music. Performers from around the world take audiences on a journey to different lands in an intimate and acoustically superb setting. From the African kora and the classical violin, to jazz, rock and roll, and gospel, the world’s musicians are equally at home on MIM’s stage. A thriving destination for music, the MIM Music Theater is the region’s musical passport.
“This Theater and this Museum are second to none.” Allen Bailey, Founder, Harlem Gospel Choir
MIM Artist Gallery
In the Artist Gallery, guests can view the treasured instruments and artifacts of musical masters – from George Harrison’s first Rickenbacker guitar and the last guitar Elvis played in concert, to costumes and props from Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” tour.
MIM Experience Gallery
The adventure continues in the Experience Gallery where guests of all ages can play instruments from around the world. All are invited to pluck, strum, beat and bang as they experience first-hand the joy of making music.
MIM invites all to discover the rich diversity of the world’s music, to experience the sounds and stories of music from every corner of the earth, and to share in this sustaining gift of humanity.
“MIM is a new American treasure. It’s like walking into the soul of mankind.” David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet
MIM – the World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum
MIM Hours and Visitor Info
Museum admission includes use of user-friendly wireless headsets to enjoy MIM’s galleries. Guests are welcome to bring their own personal headphones for use during their visit.
TIP: Many guests spend nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy the MIM galleries and amenities.
Hours and prices are subject to change. Please call 480.478.6000 for more information or visit website below.
Sunday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Labor Day 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Veterans Day 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day Closed
Christmas Day 11 a.m.–5 p.m.