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Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

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Museum of Making Music

I love bringing my children to museums wherever we travel. Every time that we go to Legoland, I always see the sign directing towards the Museum of Making Music, and I finally made plans to visit this hidden gem in Carlsbad.

Playing a guitar at the Museum of Making Music

My children love music. My two older children have self-taught themselves to play the guitar and the piano. They are gifted with music, and I knew they would be thrilled to visit this unique museum.

Kids coloring area at Museum of Making Music

The museum is located in a series of office buildings, and people could easily drive right past it without ever knowing that it was there. We parked the car and walked into the museum where we would learn all about the history of music.

Gift shop at Museum of Making Music

At the entrance of the museum is a small gift shop where visitors can purchase a music-themed souvenir to bring home. We bought our tickets and then began an enriching educational experience exploring the museum.

Visiting the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

Kids learning about music at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

Learning about music at Museum of the Making Music in Carlsbad

Looking at the different instruments at the Museum of Making Music

There were multiple volunteers located throughout the music who took their time to talk to our children about the different instruments on display. We learned so much about different instruments and the history behind the different kinds of music. My kids favorite part was the interactive part of each exhibit where children are invited to test out different instruments from a different era – with the gong being a big hit with my kids.

Playing an instrument at the Museum of Making Music

Kids having fun learning at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

It took us almost two hours to go through the entire museum, so I encourage parents to allow plenty of time for your children to learn and fall in love with the arts. At the end of the museum, there is a large interactive music room. There are drums, guitars, synthesizers and more for children to enjoy playing. My kids could have spent all day in the room testing out the different instruments, and we stayed right until they closed for the day.

Exhibits inside of the Museum of Making Music

Exploring the Museum of Making Music

Guitar exhibit at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

Hitting a gong at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

When planning a trip to Carlsbad with your family, make plans to visit the Museum of Making Music. It is the perfect day trip adventure for your family, and your kids are going to love every minute of it.

Interactive area at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

Kid playing the banjo at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad

Kid playing the drums at the Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA

Open Tuesday-Sunday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost
General Admission $10
Active Military $7
Seniors (age 60 and up) $7
Students $7
Children (age 3 and under) Free

Parking is Free

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