The Museum of Making Music, a Division of the NAMM Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, cultural organization that presents visitors with an interactive journey through a century of instrument innovations that shaped American popular music. With over 450 vintage instruments and hundreds of audio and video clips, the Museum provides a unique, memorable and educational adventure that everyone can enjoy!
Throughout the Museum, push-button kiosks bring the most memorable and influential musical and instrumental examples of the 20th Century to life. An Interactive Area allows visitors to play and experience the joy of making music on a variety of hands-on instruments.
Five galleries span a century of American musical genres, innovations, and the history of the music products industry. Each gallery chronologically tells the story of developments leading to the present marketplace.
1890 to 1909 - America’s Music Industry Comes of Age 1910 to 1929 - A Long Boom Before the Bust 1930 to 1949 - The We’ll Try Anything Years 1950 to 1969 - The Baby Boom Sparks Dynamic Growth 1970 to 1989 - Conglomerates Retire/Technology Inspires
Adults - $8 Seniors (age 60 and over) - $5 Students (ages 6 –18) - $5 Active Military with ID - $5 Children 5 and under - FREE
The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 AM until 5 PM. The Museum is closed on Mondays and on major holidays including New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Tours are available for groups of any size. Tours usually last a minimum of an hour. Each group is given a tour by a trained museum docent. Groups are recommended to schedule tours at least two weeks in advance.
“To celebrate the rich history and encourage the future of music making.”
B.J. MorganMarketing ManagerMuseum of Making Music(760) 438-5996, ext. 170Send eMail
Street Address:Museum of Making Music5790 Armada DriveCarlsbad, CA 92008Phone: (760) 438-5996Fax: (760) 438-8964Toll Free: (877) 551-9976Send us an eMail