Family Day at MIM

Saturday 1.5.2013 @ 10:00am | ImagesAZ | Community

Venue: Musical Instrument Museum

January 5

Family Day at MIM

Celebrate the start of the New Year in style! The Musical Instrument Museum will be hosting Family Day Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MIM is hosting a family-friendly day full of the vibrant sights and sounds of American jazz and Caribbean masquerade traditions. Enjoy mini tours, make drums from recycled materials, create festive masquerade masks, participate in a jazzy story time, and march (or dance) into 2013 by joining a performance with the ASU Dixie Devils. It’s sure to be fun for everyone in the family!


Explore MIM’s jazz exhibit, featuring instruments from the Smithsonian Institution and other collections. A MIM docent will highlight instruments and artists from American jazz history in a family-friendly mini tour of this vibrant exhibit.


From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., use recycled materials to make unique instruments and costumes inspired by the sights and sounds of the Bahamas Junkanoo Festival. Make your own ad hoc drums from recycled materials and masks that would be the star at any Junkanoo celebration. MIM staff will provide all of the supplies and guide you in the creation of these fun Junkanoo crafts.


ZA . . . ZEE . . . ZA-zee-ZOO-zay, listen to the story of “The Jazz Fly,” by Matthew Gollub at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon. Learn the importance of improvisation and listening to new sounds. A MIM docent will help bring the story to life with simple interactive activities. The program is best for ages 3 – 6. Seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Please check in for story time at the Family Center and the Experience Gallery.


Enjoy these events and so much more! Family Day events are free with admission.