If you have not yet visited the Musical Instrument Museum, otherwise known as the MIM, you definitely need to put it at the top of your list. Not only is it educational, it is mesmerizing. The variety and amount of instruments alone will have you transported throughout time from one culture to another. They even have an exhibit dedicated to one of the most iconic rock stars of today, Taylor Swift, which thoroughly impressed my 8-year old little girl.
Walking through the museum is a breeze. Upon arrival you receive wireless headphones that broadcast information to you as you step from one display to another. The kids really loved how they could control what they were hearing throughout our self-guided tour.
One of the things that you may not know about the Musical Instrument Museum is that they offer a variety of classes for children of all ages. So, if you are every looking for something to do with the kids you need to check out what the MIM has to offer. You can see their full class list here: MIM Class Schedule
Out of our entire visit I would have to say that the most exciting part for my kids was the Experience Gallery. This is an interactive room that allows you to play instruments from all corners of the world. How cool is that? Not only did the kids pound a giant gong for the first time, I did as too! Bucket list: check.
All in all, I would highly recommend taking your children to the Musical Instrument Museum. I would also recommend taking an adult trip there so that you can spend an ample amount of time exploring their giant facility. This is truly a wonderful experience that I will be revisiting many times over again.
To plan your visit to the Musical Instruement Museum visit their website here: Musical Instrument Museum