Gift Shop

Feb2014004Our newest gift shop product are our custom Rhythm! Discovery Center logo Sound Shapes from Remo! These sound shapes are perfect for kids at home or the class room. They come in three different colors and come with a mallet for playing. At only $14.95 they are a great deal too! Click “read more” to go to our online store or stop in Rhythm! to get one from the gift store.










Love our newest exhibit, DRUMset: Driving the Beat of American Music? We have t-shirts! These limited edition t-shirts feature the DRUMset exhibit logo plus a list of eras and the Rhythm! Discovery Center logo on the back. These shirts will only be available while the exhibit is open so get yours now!

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DRUMset: Driving the Beat of American Music

Rhythm!’s newest exhibit explores the history of the drumset – a uniquely American instrument – and how it evolved within the changing needs of emerging popular music genres from its early beginning after the American Civil War to the rock music of 2013. Come see John Bonham’s green sparkle Ludwig kit or Neil Peart’s all-chrome Slingerland kit only until December, 2015!

With interactive stations throughout the exhibit, including electronic drumsets and drum machines, there is something for everyone!

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“The Rhythm! Discovery Center is a great place to learn about the origins and evolution of drums/percussion.  Worth a visit for any music enthusiast… or anyone who likes to hit things!” – Matt Billingslea, drummer (Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum)

“I had a great time checking out the Rhythm! Discovery Center. There are tons of rare and interesting instruments to check out. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I’d advise everybody to check it out no matter what you’re into…rhythm is in everyone, not just drummers and percussionists!”-Stanton Moore, drummer(Galactic)

“The Rhythm! Discovery Center is a one-of-a-kind gold mine for percussionists – or any rhythm enthusiasts – of all ages. I found it to be a wealth of extremely important historical material – and personally, an invaluable experience that has proven to be greatly inspirational. It’s also completely accessible for non-drummers to have a hands on experience with all things percussion and learn about the evolution and development of percussion the world over.” -Glenn Kotche, drummer(Wilco); Percussionist; Composer

“In downtown Indy is this magical place where you can bang on a variety of percussion instruments.” -Amy Bertrand,

“You might lose yourself in the center of the city, but you might never want to be found. When you do return to the traffic and the normalcy, you’ll certainly be more in touch with the beat, the rhythm of life.” -Micah Ling, NUVO Newsweekly

“For a louder experience, try a hidden gem downtown…. Get ready for some volume–the center has more than 150 instruments for children and adults to play as well as interactive learning exhibits.” -Katia Hetter,

“Each time we go, we’re captured by a new set of instruments we didn’t play the time before.” -The Average Parent Blog

“A wonderful place to visit with your family–especially those who have kids that find self expression in noise!” -Indianapolis With Kids website

“I absolutely LOVED your center!  I told my family that when we return to Indy, I want to show them your place.  Everyone was having so much fun, you’ve got some amazing and interesting things to see and do there.  I look forward to our next visit!” -David Hill, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism

Sam: “I love that place. You get to make awesome music!”  Dad: “What a hidden gem Rhythm is! This is an educational museum done right. Not only are you learning the history through various media tools, you are also able to play a wide variety of real instruments that are spread around the exhibits.” -Sam and Eric Thomas, My Special Hand website

“I was able to visit the Rhythm! Discovery Center last Thursday, I was in town for the DCI semifinals, and had some time to kill between lunch and the show… I also wanted to go see Neil Peart’s old drum kit, I follow it’s “movement” on Tom’s Facebook page dedicated to it.  My wife was with me, so I wasn’t sure how long I’d be there…so I hit a lot of the exhibits a little quicker than I’d hoped (I could spend the whole day there, but I didn’t want to overstay her visit)  I did get to see everything I wanted to see, and enjoyed the sound booth’s that had items in them. (and enjoyed watching a kid who when I spoke with his father, found out he was in junior high, and noticed that he had a decent set of chops for a kid that age!)   I also caught my wife playing things, and she had a grin on her face as she did…so I really think SHE enjoyed herself not being a percussionist. (she’s a baritone player). I’m hoping to come back out again, and possibly attempt your “Behind the Glass” tour, that looks like it could be fun as well! Thank you for what you are doing!   Drummers and percussionists are an oft maligned breed!” Ben Barletta, Hummelstown, PA

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