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Museum of Making Music

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The Museum of Making Music showcases and celebrates the music products industry. The Museum essentially tells the story of how music is made in America. On permanent display are hundreds of vintage instruments, audio and video clips, and a vibrant interactive area. Among their most popular exhibits is “The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument” that runs through October 31. It tells the story of the banjo’s resurgence as America’s “happy instrument.” And that is just one of the intriguing exhibits you’ll find at the Museum of Making music.

Current Exhibitions:

The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

This is a special exhibit that reveals a compelling and triumphant story about “America’s Instrument.”  Today the banjo is nearly everywhere from children’s television, late-night television to the World Series. Grammy winning artists, famous comedians and international megastars often place the banjo at the center of their acts. Today, the banjo is so popular, a Google search for “banjo lessons” turns up nearly four million hits in 0.25 seconds! Click here to learn more!

Celebrating 30 Years of MDI

Developed in 1983, MIDI allows electronic instruments and computers to communicate with each other. it enables them to exchange information about a musical performance. MIDI revolutionized an industry and changed the way musicians make music and collaborate. A special display at the Museum of Making Music highlights MIDI capable instruments. It also features an interactive YouROCK guitar and E-MU Proteus 2 module. Click here to learn more!


Click here to see a list of the museums upcoming events!


Address: 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: (760) 438-5996

The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

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Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone: (760) 438-5996

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