Guided tours last approximately one hour and are available for groups ranging in size from 10 to 120. Tours offer an overview of the world’s music, focusing on cultures in each geographical region of the globe.
A group can be friends, gatherings, alumni, clubs, spouse programs, seniors, and adult educational groups.
Guided tours are free with the cost of admission. Regular admission is $20, $15 for teens (ages 13-19), $10 for children (ages 4–12), and children 3 and under are free.
Tours are available year-round, seven days a week. Suggested tour times are 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., but our team is delighted to tailor the time and length of the tour to your needs.
To book a tour for your group, please fill out the Adult Group Tour Request Form. The coordinator will follow up with you to finalize a date and time immediately and will again contact you shortly before your tour date for confirmation.
A nonrefundable deposit of $40 is due within ten days of confirming the reservation. If this deposit is not received, the reservation may be canceled. The balance of the fee is due on the day of the tour. MIM accepts all major credit cards, checks, and cash.
Groups enter through the museum’s main entrance and are greeted by one or more tour guides. If your group is large, it may be broken into smaller subgroups. Tour bus parking is available on the north side of the museum.
MIM meets all ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) requirements for accessibility. Please notify us at least two weeks before your tour for any special-needs requests.
All guests touring the museum are issued a guidePORT and headset, which allows them to experience the audio and video recordings that accompany nearly every exhibit. The cost of the guidePORT and headset is included in the admission fee.
Groups can easily take self-guided tours at MIM. Self-guided tours are entirely self-directed and last approximately ninety minutes, including time in the Experience Gallery. Self-guided groups are strongly recommended to make advanced reservations.
Yes. Special exhibition tickets are sold separately from admission. Click here for current special exhibition information.
Absolutely! MIM Music Theater frequently hosts a variety of performances. Click here to view a full schedule of upcoming concerts. Concert tickets are sold separately from admission.
If you must cancel a tour, please e-mail adulttours@MIM.org or call 480.478.6031. All changes or cancellations must be made two weeks or more before the tour date.
The $40 deposit is nonrefundable but can be applied toward another visit. Please submit another request if you are interested in rescheduling your visit. MIM reserves the right to cancel or reschedule your group at any time.