MIM invites groups to experience the world through music, with more than 6,500 instruments and objects on display throughout the museum. Using state-of-the-art audio and video, you will hear, see, and feel the creative spirit of people as they play their instruments. Begin your journey by scheduling a tour. Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance of your desired tour date. Upon arrival at MIM, check in as a group to expedite admissions. Each member of your group will receive a guidePORT and headset prior to starting your tour.
See, hear, and travel the world on a guided tour at MIM. Led by a trained museum guide, guests learn about MIM’s Geographic Galleries and the various countries, musical cultures, and fascinating instruments on view. Available for groups of adults and families of all ages, this one-hour tour provides a brief overview. You will also have time to visit the galleries more extensively at your own pace before or after the tour.
LENGTH OF TOUR: one hour
GROUP SIZE: 10–120 guests
Explore at your own pace the more than 6,500 musical instruments and objects displayed in MIM’s five major Geographic Galleries, the Artist Gallery, and the Mechanical Music Gallery. The state-of-the-art guidePORT and headsets along with high-resolution video screens allow you to see how the instruments are played and hear how they sound.
LENGTH OF TOUR: Guests determine length of their tour; average visit to MIM lasts 3.5 hours.
GROUP SIZE: 10–120 guests (Larger groups can be considered on a case-by-case basis only.)
Guided Tours: A museum guide is provided at no additional charge for groups of ten or more with general museum admission. A $40 deposit will hold the reservation and is applied toward the final payment.
Self-Guided Tours: There is no additional charge to schedule a self-guided tour for groups of ten or more. Your group simply pays general museum admission.
Each admission includes a guidePORT and headset. General museum admission rates are as follows:
$20 per adult
$15 for teens (ages 13–19)
$10 for children (ages 4–12)
Free for children 3 and under
General museum admission rates do not include special exhibitions or concert tickets.
Travel and tourism industry professional rates are applied at time of booking.
Guided tours and self-guided tours are both available year-round, seven days a week. Listed below are suggested tour times:
Monday through Friday | 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Our team is delighted to tailor the time of the tour to accommodate your needs. We would be pleased to help you make your tour reservation.
A group is defined as a gathering of ten or more people at one time. Examples include friends or family members getting together, corporate teams, alumni, clubs, spouse programs, seniors, and adult education groups.
MIM is pleased to work with groups on dining options at Café Allegro. If you would like to learn more about this option, please indicate your interest on the Adult Group Tour Request Form or in your phone or e-mail inquiry when requesting your group tour reservation.
To schedule a tour for your group, please fill out the Adult Group Tour Request Form at least two weeks before your desired tour date. MIM will then contact you and e-mail your reservation confirmation. If you have questions, please contact MIM’s Group Sales Specialist at 480.478.6031.
MIM meets all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for accessibility. Please notify the sales team prior to your tour regarding any special-needs requests.