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    What you'll do

    At the Museum of Making Music San Diego, visitors can see, hear, and interact with over a century of musical history.

    Visit the Museum of Making Music with Go City®

    • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
    • General admission to the Museum of Making Music.
    • Over 500 instruments on display.
    • Pass holders also get free access to many more attractions in and around San Diego.

    The museum highlights the musical instrument innovations that played key roles in shaping American popular music, from the invention of the player piano and the development of ragtime music in the 1890s to the versatility of modern digital instruments that influenced the New Wave music of the 1980s.

    The museum displays over 500 vintage instruments and offers hundreds of audio and video examples at the touch of a button. The Museum of Making Music also features a unique interactive area where visitors can play over a dozen instruments, including electric drums, a digital piano, a Theremin, electric guitars, and more.

    Museum of Making Music permanent exhibits themes 

    Popular Music –  the genres and tunes that defined each era from 1900 to today.
    Musical Instrument Innovations – key advances in musical instruments.
    Manufacturing –  the ever-evolving world of instrument manufacturing.
    Distribution – how instruments, accessories and products made their way to stores and consumers.
    Marketing – the many ways in which businesses communicate with the public.
    Music Retail – a look at the music stores, shops, and individuals who brought us our musical instruments.
    NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants –  the role of the 111-year-old trade association in supporting and promoting the music products industry.

    Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes Museum of Making Music tickets, plus admission to dozens of top San Diego attractions for one money-saving price.

    Ready to start exploring San Diego? First, choose between an All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.


    Experience Museum of Making Music and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    Know before you go

    Getting In: present your pass at the Museum of Making Music admissions counter.

    Please Note: not valid with other offers. Not applicable to special events.

    For more information, visit the Museum of Making Music website

    Museum of Making Music tickets help

    Simply ask our help team if you have any questions.

    Where you'll be

    5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, San Diego, US

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    Operating hours

    Tuesday–Sunday: 10AM - 5PM.

    Closings & holidays

    Mondays. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

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    Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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