The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum ®

Upcoming Events at MIM

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    Nov. 05 – Sep. 04
    Saturday – Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Dragons and Vines:
    Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces

    $7 with paid museum admission;
    $10 for exhibition only

    Presenting an unparalleled combination of imagination and artistry in an exhibition featuring more than thirty instruments with incredible inlay by North America’s finest artists and luthiers. Only at MIM.

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    Dec. 10
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session will focus on jazz and American sounds and participants will make spoons, washboards, and harmonicas.

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    Dec. 17
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Hear Them Ring

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Chimes and jingles will fill the halls at MIM as we celebrate instruments that ring! See performances featuring handbells, handpans, and more. Explore the world of Brazilian music by jamming out at a Samba workshop highlighting drumming, singing, and agogo bells. The weekend will also offer a special menu at Café Allegro, gifts for purchase in the Museum Store, face painting, and so much more.

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    Dec. 17
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Boy Scout Day

    $15 per person

    Earn a music merit badge at MIM! Using a special guide sheet, Boy Scouts can engage in five fun activities to satisfy badge requirements, including a live musical performance, making a musical craft, playing instruments, and other fun options.

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    Dec. 18
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Hear Them Ring

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Chimes and jingles will fill the halls at MIM as we celebrate instruments that ring! See performances featuring handbells, handpans, and more. Explore the world of Brazilian music by jamming out at a Samba workshop highlighting drumming, singing, and agogo bells. The weekend will also offer a special menu at Café Allegro, gifts for purchase in the Museum Store, face painting, and so much more.

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    Dec. 28
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Dec. 29
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Topher Keene. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Dec. 31
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 04
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 05
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Topher Keene. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 07
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 08
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Become a Volunteer Museum Guide

    Are you interested in learning more about MIM’s collections? Wouldn’t you love to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others? MIM seeks passionate lifelong learners to be volunteer museum guides and provide guided tours for scheduled school, youth, and adult groups. Museum guides encourage guests to forge their own connections to the museum’s collections and stories.

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    Jan. 11
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 12
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Topher Keene. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 14
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience the Silk Road

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Explore the Silk Road as MIM ventures through the culture and music of the greatest trading route in history. Engage your senses through music and dance performances, a Silk Road–themed menu, and cultural talks that span from the ancient cities of Asia through the Middle East.

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    Jan. 14
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Topher Keene. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 14
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Professional Development Session: Build Early Skills Through Music

    Free for educators

    Music is a powerful tool to be harnessed at any age. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in observation, discussion, and play through music.

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    Jan. 14
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session will focus on jazz and American sounds and participants will make spoons, washboards, and harmonicas.

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    Jan. 15
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience the Silk Road

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Explore the Silk Road as MIM ventures through the culture and music of the greatest trading route in history. Engage your senses through music and dance performances, a Silk Road–themed menu, and cultural talks that span from the ancient cities of Asia through the Middle East.

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    Jan. 18
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 19
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Topher Keene. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

  • education-mmm-saturdays
    Jan. 21
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 25
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Jan. 26
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Topher Keene. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

  • education-mmm-saturdays
    Jan. 28
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    Classes are taught by Katie Palmer. Introduce your child to the wide and wonderful world of music through MIM’s early childhood music and movement courses. Explore music from around the globe with your children while singing, dancing, and playing instruments. Designed for children and caregivers, each four-week session explores a new musical culture in engaging ways. This session’s classes will focus on jazz and American sounds.

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    Feb. 11
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience Canada

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Be ready to honor Canadian culture and music as MIM celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday and Arizona’s Canada Week! Get a taste of Canada through musical performances, cultural talks, a Canadian-inspired café menu, and activities for all ages. Make sure to carve out time to stop by MIM’s Artist Gallery to check out our new Randy Bachman display.

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    Feb. 11
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Tanzania and participants will make Chisekeses.

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    Feb. 12
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience Canada

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Be ready to honor Canadian culture and music as MIM celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday and Arizona’s Canada Week! Get a taste of Canada through musical performances, cultural talks, a Canadian-inspired café menu, and activities for all ages. Make sure to carve out time to stop by MIM’s Artist Gallery to check out our new Randy Bachman display.

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    Feb. 25
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Musical Icons: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Celebrate Black History Month at MIM by commemorating the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Explore the lives of these influential jazz musicians through our Curator Talks, film screenings, trivia games, and other activities!

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    Feb. 26
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Musical Icons: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Celebrate Black History Month at MIM by commemorating the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Explore the lives of these influential jazz musicians through our Curator Talks, film screenings, trivia games, and other activities!

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    Mar. 11
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience Ireland

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Make plans to experience Ireland at MIM’s sixth annual celebration of Irish music and culture. Enjoy music, crafts, Irish dancing, storytelling, and more; it’s a perfect way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!

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    Mar. 11
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Professional Development Session: STEM + Music

    Free for educators

    Educators can explore the properties of sound, how different materials used in the construction of musical instruments contribute to their sound, and how these themes can be incorporated into programs for students in grades 3–8.

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    Mar. 11
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Lithuania and participants will make Puslines.

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    Mar. 12
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience Ireland

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends and Friends of MIM

    Make plans to experience Ireland at MIM’s sixth annual celebration of Irish music and culture. Enjoy music, crafts, Irish dancing, storytelling, and more; it’s a perfect way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!

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    Apr. 08
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Trinidad and Tobago and participants will make Tamboo Bamboos.

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    May 13
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on India and participants will make Gopiyantras.

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    Jun. 10
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Blues music and participants will make Diddley Bows.

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    Jul. 08
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Jazz music and participants will make Kazoo and Spoons.

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    Aug. 12
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on West Africa and participants will make Talking Drums.

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    Sep. 09
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Brazil and participants will make Berimbaus.

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    Oct. 14
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Scandinavia and participants will make Sami Frame Drums.

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    Nov. 11
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    MIMkids Musical Adventures

    $12 each or 3 for $30

    Pick up your MIMkids Passport and embark on a musical journey with MIMkids Musical Adventures, an educational program designed for kids aged 6–10. This session focuses on Thailand and participants will make Ranat Eks.