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Museum of Making Music Highlights

The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California, is an excellent addition to any San Diego vacation itinerary.  This engaging music history museum is only 35 miles (56 km) north of San Diego and is a great stop during a California road trip. Highlights include...

Four newly renovated galleries.  Explore how various instruments get made, how they get distributed to musicians, history-making instruments, and how music can catalyze social change in four freshly renovated galleries.

Exclusive interviews. The MoMM has videos with never-seen-before interviews featuring world-renowned composers, musicians, and instrument artisans.

Interactive exhibits.  Enjoy a hands-on experience as you touch and play instruments or watch engaging videos about an instrument’s history on touch screens.

Makes learning a blast.  The MoMM makes learning about music history a fun experience with an immersive panoramic video gallery, thought-provoking displays, and real instruments from throughout the ages.

Fantastic gift shop. The gift shop at the MoMM is a must-visit, with a nice selection of music-themed souvenirs, books, and more.

Engaging staff.  The MoMM has knowledgeable and engaging staff that are ready to answer even the most obscure music questions.

Extremely family-friendly.  This museum is for all ages with kid-friendly exhibits that’ll engage all audiences. Plus, kids ages three and under get free admission with a parent.

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