Music and Culture at MIM

Visit the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Explore a world of music and see incredible instruments from every corner of the globe at MIM.  The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is Rated Phoenix’s #1 attraction by TripAdvisor. The museum displays more than 6,800 musical instruments and objects collected from around the world.

Hear, see and feel the creative spirit of peoples and cultures from around the world. Interactive technology and an astounding variety of musical instruments come alive in MIM’s five Geographic Galleries. MIM takes you on a journey around the globe, where you travel deep into the heart of human creativity.


In the Artist Gallery, guests can get a close-up look at instruments and memorabilia from influential artists, such as Elvis Presley®, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Ravi Shankar, Maroon 5, and more. A popular space among visitors of all ages is the Experience Gallery where you can have fun making some music of your own. Visitors actually play on instruments similar to those on display throughout the museum, such as a theremin, Burmese harp, and Indonesian gong.


MIM’s new STEM Gallery explores the important connections between music and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Through original video recordings, interactive technology, and varied instruments, guests have a fun and educational experience. Visitors can learn about themes of sound creation, technological innovation, the human ear, hearing safety, and much more in a dedicated space.


The acoustically superb MIM Music Theater offers an intimate, 300-seat setting. Visitors will enjoy live performances by well-known musicians and emerging artists from around the world. Each performance is an extension of the museum’s galleries. Performances showcase the instruments, the people who play them, and the musical language we all share.


MIM’s award-winning Café Allegro offers delicious global cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients within 150 miles of MIM. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day, and snacks and beverages are available during museum hours. Stop by the Museum Store to shop an array of creative, global, and music-inspired gifts, including jewelry, apparel, musical instruments, books, and CDs.

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