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. 
Exhibition Highlights
GUITAR Begins Rocking June 1
Adult: $12
Child: $7
Under 5: Free

Open Tuesday-Sunday

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

330 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI


Prepare to Rock
General Admission
Fun Interactives
  • 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
  • More than 70 unique instruments and artifacts
  • 40 Photographs
  • 18 Hands-on STEM interactives
  • 10 video displays
Live Guitar Events
The History, Science, and Cultural Impact of the Most Popular Instrument...
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Group Visits

Museum closed in April

to install

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

  • 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
Featured Guitars