Exhibition Highlights
  • Grand Opening of GUITAR                       June 1,      10am-5pm
  • World Record Air Guitar Attempt              July 17,      7pm
  • Mile of Music                                             Aug. 1-4,   10am-5pm
  • Les Paul                                                    Sept. 14,    1pm
  • Simple Slide Guitar                                   Sept. 28,    1pm
  • Our Songs Our History                             TBD,           7-9pm
General Admission
  • The World's Largest Playable Guitar
  • B.B. King's Gibson "Lucille"
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Telecaster
  • The Only Playable 8-Neck Stringed Instrument
Adult: $12
Child: $7
Under 5: Free

Slide Along with Mabe and Kim & Dave

An afternoon of stories, music, and a group jam session with 92-year-old Appleton resident Mable Grummer. Mable will be joined by her daughter, Kim, and son-in-law, David, to talk about guitars, how she learned to play, teach visitors the slide guitar, and then jam out.

Bring your guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, and your singing voice! This event is FREE with museum admission.

The History, Science, and Cultural Impact of the Most Popular Instrument...
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Group Visits

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World
The Instrument
The World
  • 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. 
Fun Interactives
Live Guitar Events

Open Tuesday - Sunday

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


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