The idea of visiting a museum never sounded so good. If you love music you’ll love the Museum of Making Music. The museum looks and listens to the history of American music and instruments from the 1890s through current day. Along with listening to samples of tunes created over time, visitors have the opportunity to see more than 500 vintage instruments. In addition, there are a number of hands-on try-me instruments throughout the museum to channel your inner musician. The site also hosts a number of concerts and live performances.
The Museum of Making Music is open six days a week, 10am to 5pm. It is closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The museum is located in Carlsbad off Interstate 5. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building.