ADULT GROUP TOURS

Due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all group tours are cancelled until further notice. We continue to assess the situation and will provide timely updates to cancellations and postponements. We thank you for your support of MIM and look forward to welcoming you for another group tour soon.

MIM invites groups to experience the world through music with one of our many tour options. Reserve group tours in advance to check in as a group upon arrival and expedite admissions. Each guest will receive a guidePORT and headset prior to starting the tour. With easier check-in, groups have more time to explore the galleries.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED A GROUP?

A group is defined as a gathering of ten or more people at one time. Examples include friends, family members, alumni, club members, reunion attendees, adult education learners, and participants of spouse programs or employee activities.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS

Accommodations are made for adults with physical and developmental disabilities, dementia challenges, and visual and hearing disabilities.

Schedule & Pricing

Schedule

Tours are available year-round, seven days a week.

Our team is delighted to tailor the time of the tour to accommodate your needs. We would be glad to help you make your tour reservation.

Admissions

Each admission includes a guidePORT and headset. General museum admission rates are as follows:

  • $20 per adult
  • $15 for teens (ages 13–19)
  • $10 for children (ages 4–12)
  • Free for children 3 and under

General museum admission rates do not include special exhibitions or concert tickets. Travel and tourism industry professional rates are applied at time of booking.

Guided Tour

Begin your day by scheduling a tour. Led by a trained museum guide, guests learn about MIM’s Geographic Galleries and the various countries, musical cultures, and fascinating instruments on view. This private tour provides a brief overview and introduction, with the expectation that guests will visit the galleries more extensively at their own pace after the tour.

  • Length of Tour: One hour
  • Group Size: 10–120 guests
  • Tour Fees: A museum guide is provided at no additional charge for each group of 10–20 with general museum admission. A $40 deposit will hold the reservation and is applied toward the final payment.

Self-Guided Tour

Explore independently the more than 6,800 musical instruments and objects displayed in MIM’s galleries, starting at the Orientation Gallery. The guidePORTs and headsets allow you to observe on video screens how the instruments are played and hear how they sound.

  • Length of Tour: Guests determine length of their tour; average visit to MIM lasts 3.5 hours.
  • Group Size: 10–120 guests
  • Tour Fees: There is no additional charge to schedule a self-guided tour for groups of ten or more. Your group simply pays general museum admission.

Add-Ons

Lunch Add-On

MIM is pleased to work with groups on dining options at Café Allegro. If you would like to learn more about this option, please indicate your interest on the Adult Group Tour Request Form or in your phone or e-mail inquiry when reserving your group tour.

Scavenger Hunt Add-On

The scavenger hunt is a small-team activity that offers guests a fun cultural and musical journey through MIM’s galleries to find specific objects and inspiration. Teams receive a worksheet to help guide their search. You can even purchase prizes from the Museum Store to reward winning teams. Additional team fees apply with general admission.

Percussion Session Add-On

This immersive hour-long activity offers guests the opportunity to play drums and other instruments that are traditional among groups from various cultures. Led by a master instructor, learn the basics of African, Latin, and pop-music hand drumming, and make music and rhythm together. After basic instruction, the session ends with a thrilling jam session. Additional fees apply with general admission.

VIP Tour Add-On

Take a behind-the-scenes tour with a museum guide to discover how exhibits are created, what goes on backstage at the MIM Music Theater, what kind of storage is needed for MIM’s diverse collection, and more. This tour enhances your experience in MIM’s galleries.

Book Your Adult Group Tour Today

To schedule a tour for your group, please fill out the Adult Group Tour Request Form at least two weeks before your desired tour date. MIM will then contact you and e-mail your reservation confirmation. If you have questions, contact MIM’s Group Sales Specialist at 480.478.6031 or adulttours@MIM.org.

MIM meets all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for accessibility. Please notify the sales team prior to your tour regarding any special needs requests.