We always go up the escalator after getting our earphones, turn to our right and go into
Africa we travel from one continent to another. There’s
history of the change in instruments as well as examples of how they are made.
You can get a taste with a little amount of time spent at a display or sit and
experience the ambiance to the fullest. There’s also a music theater with
spacious seating and exceptional acoustics that hosts artist from around the
By the time we get to the
United States and
Europe, the girls are tired, want to leave the
displays and go down to the Experience Gallery located on the first floor. This
definitely is their favorite part of the museum. The room is filled with all
different types of instruments they can play to their heart’s content. How many
museums have you been to where you’ve spent five hours with your children and
had to drag them away?
The last time I went, my daughter joined us, so I was able to leave the girls playing drums, guitars and bells while I explored the new exhibits in the
United States section that included Jazz and
100 years of
music. Several more, including Blues, were in the process of completion. Arizona
If you plan to be in
, consider The MIM as a special treat.
You can find all their information on their web site, www.themim.org Also, check out the 10 Best Readers’ Choice
Awards and see if one of your favorite museums is up for selection as the best.
This lists more than a dozen museums across the country that are particularly
suitable for families with children. Voting must be done by noon on February 17.
Their web site is www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-museum-for-families/ Phoenix