Musical Menagerie Guided Tour

Grades K–2 (Ages 5–8)

Curricular Areas: English Language Arts, Social Studies

Students will find their musical wild side! Together, they’ll discover objects in the galleries decorated like animals or made from animal materials, like a bumpy crocodile zither, a flamboyant red lion costume, or a rattlesnake snare drum. Students will also get creative and get moving as they participate in drumming or a musical story. Pick the Asia, Latin America, or Europe Gallery!

Schedule & Pricing


Tours are offered seven days a week. Suggested field trip times are 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., but start times and tour lengths can be tailored to fit your group’s needs.


$8 per student

To apply for free or reduced student admission, click here. Free student admission is based on availability.


MIM requires that schools provide one chaperone for every five elementary students and one for every 10 middle and high school students and will admit those chaperones at no additional cost. Admission for each additional chaperone is $8.


Reservations are required for all school groups visiting MIM. Make your reservation by submitting the Field Trip Request Form at least 15 days in advance. Once your tour is booked, secure your $75 deposit (payable by purchase order number, check, or credit card) within 10 business days to hold your reservation. MIM will then email your reservation confirmation and pre-visit materials. If you have questions, please contact the School and Group Tour Coordinator at 480.245.6919 or

MIM meets all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility. Please notify the Education Team before your tour if you have any special needs requests.

Educator Resources

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