Museum of Making Music

Follow the development of American popular music in an interactive journey through a century of musical instrument innovations. The museum displays over 500 vintage instruments, offers hundreds of audio and video examples at the touch of a button, and features a unique interactive area where visitors can play on over a dozen instruments including electric drums, a digital piano, a Theremin, electric guitars, and more. By combining the sounds and images of popular music with the progression of instrument design and development, visitors can see, hear, and interact with a century of musical history.

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed: Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Directions: From San Diego: Travel North on Interstate 5. Exit at Palomar Airport Road and turn right (east). Travel approximately 1/4 mile and turn left at Armada Drive. The Museum is at the top of the hill on the right side of the road.

From Orange County: Travel South on Interstate 5. Exit at Palomar Airport Road and turn left (east). Travel approximately 1/4 mile and turn left at Armada Drive. The Museum is at the top of the hill on the right side of the road.

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  • Museum of Making Music
  • 5790 Armada Dr.
  • Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • 760-438-5996
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