Travel the World through Music at MIM

Can one see the whole world in a day? It would take a lot of money to literally travel the entire world, and no amount of money could make this a day’s journey. For those who may not have the time or funds to travel the globe, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) offers a solution. Travel the world through music!

MIM, the world’s only global musical instrument museum, is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The 200,000-square-foot museum showcases the music, musical instruments, and more from cultures throughout the world. Displaying more than 6,500 instruments and associated objects, MIM has quickly become a favorite destination for families, music lovers, world travelers, and culture enthusiasts. In fact, the Musical Instrument Museum is ranked the area’s number one attraction by TripAdvisor!

Utilizing state‐of-the‐art audiovisual technology, MIM allows guests to see the instruments at close range, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original cultural contexts.

The bulk of MIM’s collection is organized into five Geographic Galleries that feature instruments from more than two hundred countries and territories. The museum’s curators travel around the globe collecting instruments to create displays that bring the world to MIM guests.

MIM highlights also include the Artist Gallery, which displays instruments played by notable artists such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash, Maroon 5, and more. A favorite space among museumgoers is the Experience Gallery where guests can actually touch, play, and hear an array of instruments such as banjos, a theremin, and a giant gong.

So, to experience the world in a day, visit MIM. This one-of‐a‐kind experience is unique in the world. To plan your trip, visit