“Music is truly the universal language and the MIM knows how to speak it.”—Authorized quotation from Paola Lopez, 14 years old
Schedule a tour to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), 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. Young people can 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 museum guests to see, hear, and observe the instruments.
Every tour includes time in the Experience Gallery, where youths can engage in valuable hands-on activities that include touching and playing authentic instruments from many different countries.
Youth group tours are arranged by a teacher, youth administrator, or camp counselor. Youth groups may include:
To receive the youth tour rate, the following must apply:
*Pre-K tour (ages 3–4) launches August 2015
Make your reservation by completing the online Youth Group 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.The reduced youth tour rate only applies to groups that have reserved a tour in advance through this process
MIM meets all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility. Please notify the Education Team prior to your tour for any special-needs requests.