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New Entended Hours Every Thursday
Starting Thursday, July 10th Rhythm! Discovery Center will be open 10 am to 7 pm every Thursday! Our Thursday evening hours also include a family-family drum circle from 6:30-7:00 pm every week.
Our 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!read more
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!read more
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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, Stltoday.com
“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, CNN.com
“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 websiteread more