The Museum of Making Music will join a global celebration, Make Music Day, on Tuesday, with free activities and the launch of a new exhibit, “What Good is Music?”
On June 21, the summer solstice, Make Music Day is celebrated in more than 120 countries and 1,000 cities. The Carlsbad Museum will have a “pay-what-you-wish” entrance fee to celebrate the day.
Activities include (RSVP online):
- All day from 10am to 5pm – Jam on the Lawn, musicians of all levels are invited to bring an instrument and join the jam session. Along with an instrument, participants must bring chairs as seating is limited.
- 11 a.m. – Interactive Drum Circle 1; visitors can borrow a drum or percussion instrument and participate in a special drum circle.
- 13:00 – Make & Play: Get Your Shake on with Studio ACE, all musicians, but especially the little ones, are invited to create and design a musical shaker, using supplies from the museum.
- 2 p.m. – Interactive Drum Circle 2.
In addition, the interactive exhibition “What Good is Music?” asks visitors to think about the value of music to them personally and to the world. Young visitors can participate by designing a magnet to incorporate into the display or to take home.
The museum’s Make Music Day celebration comes on the heels of the venue’s extensive renovation, the first major refurbishment since its founding in 2000.
Exhibits, in four new galleries, include instruments, artifacts and multimedia displays featuring video stories, photos, performance clips and interviews from industry creators, artists and innovators.
Founded by the National Association of Music Merchants, the museum works with schools and promotes youth for music education and also has programs for adults, North Coast Strings, and the New Horizons Band. The museum also houses the [email protected] concert series.
The Museum of Making Music, located at 5790 Armada Drive, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.