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
Marion, how cool is that? I'll have to see if I can get up there one of these days. Thanks for the heads up.ReplyDelete
Let me know when you come, and we can go together.Delete
Another point I should have made, One person can get in free if you have a Bank of America debit or credit card. Must be used on the first full weekend of the month. You can go to their web site for more information.Delete
I would love to visit that museum. What an enriching experience for children and adults!ReplyDelete
It's one of a kind. Each time I go I find something new.Delete
Thanks for sharing your love of music!ReplyDelete
Thanks for looking at the post.Delete
This sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
It is. Just talking about it has me wanting to take another trip there.Delete
Marion - would love to visit there and see the African display. As a teenager, I was greatly affected by hearing the Congo Mass. Our western liturgy and music is very formal and - for me - didn't have the heart of that wonderful music from the Congo filled with drums! It made me think outside myself and feel the passion and devotion of those people so far away. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyDelete
There is so much diversity throughout Africa. The different countries or regions share some things and are totally different in others. I think we enjoy going there first because of the variety.Delete
Thanks for the list. I've been to several of the museums on the "10 best" list...They're all wonderful! Thanks for the post.ReplyDelete
I've also gone to several from New York. Another museum my granddaughters really enjoy is anything dealing with science.Delete
That sounds really cool! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
After reviewing the web site and writing the blog, I'm ready to go back.ReplyDelete