Watch what to expect at MIM!

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Watch with your family as Miles, Melanie, Audrey and AJ explore MIM. Show your kids what to expect, talk about any concerns, and plan around potential sensory issues.


Plan with 'Insider Tips'

Prepare best by knowing when, where and how to go.

Sensory Scale uses 1 – 10 scoring, with 10 being maximum sensory input.

How loud
How much walking
How many people
How many hours to stay

If you prefer a smaller crowd try weekdays after 2pm. Field trips are typically done for the day and the environment is usually calm.

MIM has some great places to take a break, including the Family Center which has books, toys, family restrooms and a nursing station. Enjoy a snack from Beats Coffee Bar or Café Allegro in the courtyard for a break with fresh air.

MIM provides a Family Guide at ticketing that provides fun facts, a scavenger hunt and other goodies that make visiting a fun adventure.

The Experience Gallery is where you get to play with the instruments! It can be hard to leave this fun room, so if transitions are tough we recommend visiting it last. If the Experience Gallery is too loud, ask a MIM team member or volunteer for access to the Encore Gallery. All of the instruments – fewer people. Thanks MIM!

MIM has a complimentary check for backpacks, water bottles and food. If guests get hungry, refreshments are available at Beats Coffee Bar or Café Allegro – both have great choices for kids.

MIM has many passionate and kind volunteers who are there to help make your visit great. Feel free to ask questions about instruments, places to take a break, or café recommendations. They are there to help!


Go with our Pal Guide

Use our step-by-step approach that breaks down your adventure into steps.

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