Whether you’re bringing a whole class of students or visiting with a group of 10 or more friends, one of our many tour options will enrich your experience at MIM. For groups of fewer than 10 people, scheduled Orientation Tours do not require reservations.
Included with general museum admission and free for members. Reservations are not required for this tour.
Join one of our museum guides on an Orientation Tour where you will see, hear, and travel the world through music. Guests can drop in for a 30–45 minute tour and see fascinating instruments on display in three of MIM’s major Geographic Galleries: Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This complements the self-guided experience.
Orientation Tours are currently offered:
Every Monday & Friday | 2 p.m.
Every Saturday & Sunday | 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tours are subject to museum guide availability.
ADULT GROUP TOURS
Available for groups ranging in size from 10 to 120 our guided tour offers an overview of the world’s music, focusing on cultures in each geographical region of the world. You will also have time to visit the galleries more extensively at your own pace before or after the tour. The self-guided tour allows groups to explore MIM galleries at their own pace. With easier check-in, groups can take time exploring the Geographic, Artist, Mechanical, and Experience Galleries.
CREATIVE AGING: MUSIC AND MEMORY CARE
Music offers many benefits for people with dementia, such as stress reduction and stimulation of memories and emotions. MIM features a unique setting for music-based life enrichment programs, which demonstrate the powerful effects of music and musical instruments through guided gallery tours and music-making workshops designed for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.
Join a specially trained museum guide on a one-hour tour of MIM through places not accessible to the general public. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our collection, the MIM Music Theater, and more. There is also personal time to explore the galleries before or after your tour.
BALLOONS AND TUNES PACKAGE
Hot Air Expeditions and MIM, two of Arizona’s most popular attractions, offer a spectacular fun-filled package. Start your day up, up, and away with Hot Air Expeditions and then experience the music and cultures of the world at MIM!
MIM offers nine different tours for grades prekindergarten–12, each aligning with Arizona academic standards. Over 300,000 school tour participants have visited the museum since 2010!
YOUTH GROUP TOURS
Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, church groups, and other youth groups are all welcome at MIM. Choose from nine two-hour options designed to suit ages 3–18.