“Music is truly the universal language and the MIM knows how to speak it.”
Authorized reprint from: Paola Lopez, 14-year-old 8th grader, Greenway Middle School
“It is near impossible to replicate this type of learning in the classroom. There is just nothing similar that provides the opportunity to immerse a classroom in its subject matter and motivate the curiosity and interest of its students.”
Authorized reprint from: Sandy Grimes, Paradise Valley Unified – Whispering Winds Academy, Foothills, Echo Mountain Band
Schedule a tour at the Musical Instrument Museum, Arizona’s best field-trip destination! A visit to MIM delivers exciting learning opportunities that combine arts education, social studies, and science with a fun experience! MIM tours and curriculum support Arizona academic standards and focus on the sights and sounds of musical instruments from every country and major territory in the world. Students plunge into exceptional sensory experiences, with dynamic audio and video recordings built into every exhibit. Nearly six thousand musical instruments and objects are displayed in MIM’s five major Geographical Galleries. Guideports (wireless headsets) and high-resolution video screens allow students to see, hear, and observe the instruments.
Every tour includes time in the Experience Gallery, where students can engage in valuable hands-on activities that include touching and playing authentic instruments from many different countries.
School groups are defined as groups that book a field trip during the school season (August–May) and that are arranged by a teacher or home-school educator. Any group that visits during the museum’s summer season and does not use MIM curriculum materials is subject to our regular group tour policies and rates.
$8 – Student tour admission (grades K–12);
$2 – Artist Residency Program (additional, per student).
$2 – Signature Workshop Programs (additional, per student).
Visit MIM.org and click on the “Education” tab at the top of the homepage.
Click on “Educator Resources” for curriculum materials and to print out helpful planning resources.
To select your desired tour date, complete the online School Tour Request Form, call MIM’s School and Group Tour Coordinator at 480.245.6919, or e-mail grouptours@MIM.org.
Once your tour is booked, secure your $75 deposit (P.O. #, check, or credit card) within ten business days to hold your reservation.
MIM will e-mail your reservation confirmation and pre-visit materials.
Reservations are required for all school groups visiting MIM and reservation requests should be submitted using the MIM School Tour Request Form. See “How to Reserve a School Group Tour” for information about requesting a visit. If you have questions, please contact the School and Group Tour Coordinator at 480.245.6919 or grouptours@MIM.org.