In MIM’s Experience Gallery, everyone can be a musician. Guests can make their own music and play instruments from around the world that are similar to ones on display throughout the museum. The interactive and hands-on space is fun for families and guests of all ages. Play everything from a guitar to a gong, Peruvian harp, West African djembe, Native American communal drum, and more.

My favorite has to be the Experience Gallery where you get to play instruments from around the world to your heart’s delight—whether you’re a child or a child at heart!

—MIM guest, Google review

MIM’s Encore Gallery is another hands-on space that features developmentally appropriate instruments and activities for prekindergarten through second grade field trip participants. Designed with young children in mind, the Encore Gallery also offers elements important to early childhood learning including natural light, open space, and materials for dramatic play such as scarves.