Make everlasting memories with family and friends

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends at MIM, where there is something for all ages to enjoy. Explore a world of music throughout MIM’s galleries, reminisce with loved ones about your favorite traditions and memories, and make some new ones as you discover cultures from around the globe.

Guests can also have fun playing instruments and making some music of their own in the Experience Gallery, snap a unique family selfie in a festive setting, and top off their visit with a tasty hot chocolate or eggnog latte at Café Allegro.

MIM is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Day and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. all other days, including New Year’s Eve day and New Year’s Day.

While you’re at MIM, don’t forget to check out our newest special exhibition, Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum. On display for the first time in the United States and exclusively at MIM, the exhibition explores the sounds of ancient China through a remarkable collection of musical instruments, sculptures, and works of art spanning the country’s entire recorded history.

On Christmas Day, Café Allegro will offer seasonal dishes as well as a Chinese-inspired menu with options including creamy potato, leek, and chicken holiday soup; hot and sour mushroom soup; turkey breast with garlic mashed potatoes; and “Five Spice” beef with fried rice. Throughout the holiday season, guests can also look forward to other festive treats and global flavors.

We hope to see you this holiday season to celebrate music—our sustaining human gift—with family and friends.