The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum ®


How and when was MIM founded? What goes on backstage at the MIM Music Theater? How are the exhibits created? What kind of storage is needed for MIM’s diverse collection? Learn the answers to these questions and more during a behind-the-scenes guided tour of MIM. Join a specially trained museum guide on a one-hour tour through spaces and places not accessible to the general public. After the tour, guests are invited to tour MIM’s galleries on their own.

LENGTH OF TOUR: one hour
GROUP SIZE: 7 guests per group; 3 groups maximum per tour (21 guests maximum at one time).

The “VIP” Tour involves touring the museum “behind-the-scenes,” and space can be tight in those areas, therefore, the number of guests are limited at any one time. “VIP” Tours are conducted in groups of seven people.


A $25 fee is charged for each group that registers for this tour, plus general museum admission for each guest on the tour.

  1. Group of 1-7 guests: $25 plus general admission for each guest
  2. Groups of up to 14 guests: $50 plus general admission for each guest
  3. Groups of up to 21 guests: $75 plus general museum admission for each guest

A $40 non-refundable deposit will hold the reservation and is applied toward the final payment.

Each admission includes a guidePORT and a headset. General museum admission rates are as follows:

$20 per adult general admission
$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 professionals: Rates are applied at the time of booking.

Prices are subject to change.


“VIP” Tours are available year-round, seven days a week. 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.


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 VIP Tour, 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.