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.
MIM offers eight different tour formats for grades K–12, each aligning with Arizona academic standards.
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.
Add an Artist Residency program to your tour! MIM’s Artist Residency program brings professional musicians from around the world to provide unique educational opportunities in the MIM Music Theater. (additional $2 per student)
Textbook material may be reinforced with highly visual, auditory, and tactile learning. Pre-visit and post-visit curriculum materials are provided at no cost for in-classroom use by teachers.
$8 – Student tour admission (grades K–12)
$2 – Artist Residency Program (additional, per student)
$2 – Signature Workshop Programs (additional, per student)
$75 deposit or a Purchase Order (P.O.) will hold the reservation and apply toward final payment.
School Group Tours are offered seven days a week during regular business hours. Suggested tour times are at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., but our team is delighted to tailor the time and length of the tour to your needs. Groups should allow at least two hours to complete a tour and we strongly recommend you arrive fifteen minutes early to allow ample time for check-in and orientation. Group tours are welcome to stay longer than two hours if your time allows.
Chaperones help to ensure a first-rate experience for all students. MIM recommends that the school provide one chaperone for every five elementary students and one for every ten middle- and high-school students and will admit those chaperones at no additional cost. If more chaperones attend than the MIM-established ratio, they are admitted at an $8-per-chaperone rate.
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.
Reservations are required for all school groups visiting MIM. Make your reservation by using the MIM School Tour Request Form at least fifteen days in advance. 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 then e-mail your reservation confirmation and pre-visit materials. If you have questions, please contact the School and Group Tour Coordinator at 480.245.6919 or grouptours@MIM.org.
MIM meets all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility. Please notify the Education Team prior to your tour for any special-needs requests.