The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum ®

Upcoming Events at MIM

  • education-discovery
    Oct. 05
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Homeschool Day: Discovery Semi-Guided Tour

    $8 per student, $8 per chaperone above the 1:5 ratio

    Students will work in small ‘Discovery’ teams, along with a MIM Museum Guide, to explore musical instruments and cultures from around the world in MIM’s five major Geographic Galleries.

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    Oct. 05
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-discovery
    Oct. 05
    Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Homeschool Day: Discovery Semi-Guided Tour

    $8 per student, $8 per chaperone above the 1:5 ratio

    Students will work in small ‘Discovery’ teams, along with a MIM Museum Guide, to explore musical instruments and cultures from around the world in MIM’s five major Geographic Galleries.

  • education-mmm-thursdays2
    Oct. 06
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • events-lennon
    Oct. 08
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Musical Icon: John Lennon

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

    Join MIM for our second annual celebration of the life of the legendary John Lennon. Enjoy this special day with a gallery talk, film screening, trivia quiz, and more commemorating Lennon’s legacy of peace and love.

  • education-mmm-saturdays
    Oct. 08
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

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    Oct. 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 Europe and participants will make adufe frame drums.

  • education-mmm-wednesdays2
    Oct. 12
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-thursdays2
    Oct. 13
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-saturdays
    Oct. 15
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-professionaldevelopmentsession2
    Oct. 15
    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.

  • education-professionaldevelopmentsession2
    Oct. 15
    Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Professional Development Session: Create a Global Classroom

    Free for educators

    Educators will learn new, interactive ways to bring culture into the classroom! Engage students in grades 3–12 through writing and discussion and empower them to use information from a variety of sources (primary and secondary) found in the museum’s collections.

  • education-mmm-wednesdays2
    Oct. 19
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-thursdays2
    Oct. 20
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-saturdays
    Oct. 22
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-wednesdays2
    Oct. 26
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-thursdays2
    Oct. 27
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-saturdays
    Oct. 29
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • juniorguides_MIM
    Oct. 29
    Saturday 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Be a Junior Museum Guide!

    Tickets: $40 per session (four classes)

    Join our Junior Museum Guide program! Participants will learn about cultures from around the world, participate in music making, and discover the wide world of music. Girls will train to lead tours while exploring MIM’s unique galleries and exhibits.

  • education-mmm-wednesdays
    Nov. 02
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-thursdays
    Nov. 03
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • specialexhibition-dragonsandvines
    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.

  • education-mmm-saturdays2
    Nov. 05
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • events-balladofthedreadnought
    Nov. 05
    Saturday 11:00 a.m.

    “The Ballad of the Dreadnought – A Musical Icon Turns 100”

    Free with paid Museum Admission

    Narrated by actor and Martin guitar player Jeff Daniels, The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the rise of the Martin Dreadnought from selling only a few dozen guitars for its first 20 years to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world.

  • events-dickboak
    Nov. 05
    Saturday 1:00 p.m.

    “The Evolution of the Acoustic Guitar”

    Free with paid Museum Admission

    Dick Boak, C.F. Martin & Co.’s museum director and archivist, will talk about the history of the 180-year-old guitar company and the evolution of Martin acoustic guitars. His presentation will be supplemented by, film, photos, and live music with guitar virtuoso Laurence Juber.

  • events-alpetteway
    Nov. 05
    Saturday 3:00 p.m.

    A Musical Conversation with Al Pettaway

    Free with paid Museum Admission

    Grammy Award winning guitarist Al Petteway talks about Pearl Works founder Larry Sifel and demonstrates his virtuosity on his original Sifel Night Sky guitar, one of only two handmade originals commissioned to honor the memory of Larry Sifel.

  • juniorguides_MIM
    Nov. 05
    Saturday 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Be a Junior Museum Guide!

    Tickets: $40 per session (four classes)

    Join our Junior Museum Guide program! Participants will learn about cultures from around the world, participate in music making, and discover the wide world of music. Girls will train to lead tours while exploring MIM’s unique galleries and exhibits.

  • events-balladofthedreadnought
    Nov. 06
    Sunday 11:00 a.m.

    “The Ballad of the Dreadnought – A Musical Icon Turns 100”

    Free with paid Museum Admission

    Narrated by actor and Martin guitar player Jeff Daniels, The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the rise of the Martin Dreadnought from selling only a few dozen guitars for its first 20 years to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world.

  • events-balladofthedreadnought
    Nov. 06
    Sunday 1:00 p.m.

    “The Ballad of the Dreadnought – A Musical Icon Turns 100”

    Free with paid Museum Admission

    Narrated by actor and Martin guitar player Jeff Daniels, The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the rise of the Martin Dreadnought from selling only a few dozen guitars for its first 20 years to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world.

  • education-mmm-wednesdays
    Nov. 09
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-thursdays
    Nov. 10
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-saturdays2
    Nov. 12
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

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    Nov. 12
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Girl Scout Day: STEM

    $14 per person

    Girl Scouts are invited to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers; tour MIM’s galleries; play some unusual instruments; try hands-on sound experiments; and hear the world’s largest bass instrument, the octobass.

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    Nov. 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 will focus on Asia and participants will make spike lutes.

  • juniorguides_MIM
    Nov. 12
    Saturday 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Be a Junior Museum Guide!

    Tickets: $40 per session (four classes)

    Join our Junior Museum Guide program! Participants will learn about cultures from around the world, participate in music making, and discover the wide world of music. Girls will train to lead tours while exploring MIM’s unique galleries and exhibits.

  • education-mmm-wednesdays
    Nov. 16
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-thursdays
    Nov. 17
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • education-mmm-saturdays2
    Nov. 19
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

  • juniorguides_MIM
    Nov. 19
    Saturday 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Be a Junior Museum Guide!

    Tickets: $40 per session (four classes)

    Join our Junior Museum Guide program! Participants will learn about cultures from around the world, participate in music making, and discover the wide world of music. Girls will train to lead tours while exploring MIM’s unique galleries and exhibits.

  • education-mmm-wednesdays
    Nov. 23
    Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

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    Nov. 26
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

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    Dec. 03
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience Scandinavia

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

    Make plans to experience Scandinavian music and culture at MIM! Join us for a celebration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Enjoy musical performances, traditional dances, a regionally inspired menu in the café, hands-on crafts, and much more.

  • events-experiencescandinavia
    Dec. 04
    Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Experience Scandinavia

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

    Make plans to experience Scandinavian music and culture at MIM! Join us for a celebration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Enjoy musical performances, traditional dances, a regionally inspired menu in the café, hands-on crafts, and much more.

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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.

  • events-hearthemring
    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, gongs, and more. Try your hand at gamelan and learn how these instruments make their unique sounds. The weekend will also highlight a special menu at Café Allegro, gifts for purchase in the Museum Store, face painting, and so much more.

  • education-cubscoutday
    Dec. 17
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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, gongs, and more. Try your hand at gamelan and learn how these instruments make their unique sounds. The weekend will also highlight 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

    0–18 months (9:30–10:00 a.m.) 18 months–3 years (10:15–10:50 a.m.)   3–5 years (11:00–11:45 a.m.)  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 […]

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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

    1–4 years (11:00–11:45 a.m.) 3–5 years (1:00–1:45 p.m.) 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 […]

  • education-mmm-saturdays
    Dec. 31
    Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    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.

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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

    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.

  • education-mmm-thursdays2
    Jan. 05
    Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    MIMkids Mini Music Makers

    $12 each or 4 for $40

    1–4 years (11:00–11:45 a.m.) 3–5 years (1:00–1:45 p.m.) 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 […]

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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

    0–18 months (9:30–10:00 a.m.) 18 months–3 years (10:15–10:50 a.m.) 3–5 years (11:00–11:45 a.m.) 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 […]

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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

    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.

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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

    1–4 years (11:00–11:45 a.m.) 3–5 years (1:00–1:45 p.m.) 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 […]

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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

    0–18 months (9:30–10:00 a.m.) 18 months–3 years (10:15–10:50 a.m.) 3–5 years (11:00–11:45 a.m.) 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 […]

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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.

  • education-professionaldevelopmentsession2
    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.