Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd | Phoenix, AZ 85050

 

Schools can choose from four tour options during the 2019-20 school year. See below for tour descriptions and availability.

More than 6,800 musical instruments and objects are displayed in MIM’s five major Geographic Galleries and other exhibit spaces. Through state-of-the-art audio and video recordings built into every display, students can witness the creative spirit of people from around the world as they play instruments and make music.

Tour Option #1: Trailblazer Self-Guided Tour 

Design the perfect day for curious students. Chaperones help ensure a fun, safe experience for everyone. View educator resources online and print an activity worksheet.

Availability: Tours are held on Monday – Friday during September 2019 – May 2020
Max. Group Size: No capacity
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 120 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 11:00 am

Tour Option #2: Musical Menagerie Guided Tour

Students find their musical “wild” side! Together, they’ll discover objects in the galleries decorated like animals or made from animal materials. Students get creative and get moving as they participate in drumming or a musical story. Pick between the Asia, Latin America, or Europe Galleries!

Availability: Tours are held on Monday – Friday during September 2019 – May 2020
Max. Group Size: 
120
Grades: K-2
Tour Length: 120 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 11:00 am

Tour Option #3: Discovery Guided Tour

Musical instruments tell stories of musical journeys across the globe. As students explore MIM’s Geographic Galleries, objects on display reveal their history and the lives of people around the world.

Availability:Tours are held on Monday – Friday during September 2019 – May 2020
Max. Group Size: 
150
Grades: 3-12
Tour Length: 120 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 11:00 am

Tour Option #4: Exploring Ensembles: Bands and Orchestras Guided Tour

There are countless ways to combine different musical instruments into ensembles, bands, and orchestras. Explore the origins, variations, and sounds of musical ensembles from a global point of view.

Availability:Tours are held on Monday – Friday during September 2019 – May 2020
Max. Group Size:
150
Grades: 3-12
Tour Length: 120 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 11:00 am

 

Additional Information

Lunch Options: The museum does not have an interior or exterior space where students can eat their lunches. Groups are recommended to eat lunch at nearby Paradise Valley Park.

Video – What to Expect

MIM – Field Trip Planning Guide

MIM Educator Resources

 

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