• Guitar Strobe: See the vibrations of a string in slow motion.
  • Music to Your Ears: Use sensors to activate different sounds from unique instruments.
  • See-Through Amplifiers: Speakers, tubes, and electronics of these musical monsters revealed.
  • Remember the Riff: Test you memory to repeat guitar riffs using color as reinforcement.
  • Design Your Own Guitar: Choose the color, pattern, shape, and textures of your very own guitar. 
Exhibition Highlights
  • Grand Opening of GUITAR                       June 1
  • Exclusive Concert Series                          May - July
  • World Record Air Guitar Attempt              July 17
  • Mile of Music                                             Aug. 1-4
  • Live Musical Performances                       Throughout the Exhibit
Live Guitar Events
Adult: $12
Child: $7
Under 5: Free
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GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
  • The World's Largest Playable Guitar
  • Chuck Berry's 1960 Gibson ES-345TD
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Telecaster
  • The Only Playable 8-Neck Stringed Instrument
The History, Science, and Cultural Impact of the Most Popular Instrument...
Group Visits

Win two tickets to see

Paul McCartney live at Lambeau Field on June 8.

One entry per person with admission to the History Museum. Drawing will be held June 7, need not be present to win.

The Instrument
The World
General Admission
Featured Guitars
Fun Interactives

Open Tuesday-Sunday

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


  • More than 70 unique instruments and artifacts
  • 40 Photographs
  • 18 Hands-on STEM interactives
  • 10 video displays
Prepare to Rock