Have questions about your visit?
See our answers to some frequently asked questions.
Percussion museum? Does that mean I can hit everything?
Rhythm! features numerous interactive instruments alongside a collection of instruments we are preserving for visitors in the near and far future. Please refrain from playing anything on elevated stages, behind ropes, or in cases.
What should I consider when visiting during COVID 19?
COVID-19 Safety Procedures
Masks are recommended.
We recommend that visitors aged 2 and up wear masks during their visit.
Social distancing is required between visiting groups.
Please plan visits with your immediate family or those with which you have been sharing space throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Groups arriving separately will be required to maintain distance from each other. Staff will be monitoring capacity and may ask you to wait a few moments to start your visit.
Stay home if you are feeling ill.
If you feel ill at the time of your planned visit, please stay home and make your visit on another day. If you need help or a refund should this situation arise, R!DC staff will be happy to assist via phone or email.
Consider buying tickets ahead of time for a no-contact transaction.
Tickets are available on our website and purchasing ahead of time will contribute to minimal contact upon arrival. Need another ticket type? Tickets can be still purchased upon arrival or by calling 317-275-9030.
Each family group will be issued their own set of sticks and mallets that can be used to play the interactive instruments throughout the museum, eliminating many high touch areas. Furthermore, hand drums have been removed.
High Touch Areas
Hand sanitizer stations are now located throughout the museum, and guests are welcomed to use them any time, especially after interaction with one of our labelled high touch areas.
What if I'm having trouble finding you?
Visit our Plan Your Visit page for a helpful directions video. If you need additional assistance, dont hesitate to call us at 317-275-9030.
Do I need to make a reservation to visit?
No, you do not need a reservation for general visits to Rhythm! Guests are welcome to visit any time during our regular business hours. Please consider purchasing tickets online ahead of your visit to minimize contact.
Is Rhythm! accessible for those with disabilities?
- Parking is available in the Circle Centre mall parking garage with an entrance on Washington St. Once parked, take the elevator to Level 2 of the mall and come through the Artsgarden toward Claypool Court. After entering Claypool Court, the elevator is to your left. Rhythm! Discovery Center is located on the lower level. The entrance to Rhythm! Discovery will be on your right as you exit the elevator.
- Licensed caregivers/aides are admitted to the center free of charge when accompanying those with special needs.
- Child-sized, over-the-ear, noise reducing headphones are available upon request. Disposable foam earplugs are also available.
- Rhythm! typically experiences lower visitation after 2 pm on weekdays. Sundays are a quieter day than Saturdays.
- Trained service animals are welcome.
- Staff-led audio tours may be booked with advance notice, subject to availability.
Are strollers permitted in the museum?
Yes! If you wish to leave strollers behind, there is space for stroller parking near the front desk. To ensure the safety and security of the museum’s artifacts, large strollers and other items may be prohibited.
Is there a baby-changing station?
Baby-changing stations are in both the men and women’s restrooms located near the rear of the museum.
Is photography allowed?
Yes. But, please turn off your flash!
Can I bring food into the museum?
For the safety and security of our artifacts, we ask that you refrain from having open food or drinks in the museum. If you do have food or drink when you enter Rhythm!, you will be asked to store it behind the front desk or dispose of it.
Where can we park?
Rhythm! is centrally located by multiple parking garages and public street parking. Please refer to our Plan Your Visit page for more information.
Where can we eat?
We are located just below Panera Bread, Weber Grill, and the Circle Centre Mall food court! Also, there are a number of restaurants within walking distance that offer a diverse range of dining options.
Can I purchase a gift ticket to the museum?
Yes. You can make your purchase here.
Will Rhythm! donate to my silent auction or fundraising event?
Rhythm! is happy to donate a family membership certificate to many non-profit events. Please mail or email Rob Funkhouser a formal letter requesting a donation. Some exceptions may apply, and we reserve the right to decline any requests.
Do you offer drum lessons?
Rhythm! offers an array of educational Community Programs that are included with the cost of admission. For private lessons, we are happy to suggest the Butler Community Arts School.
Have other questions? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us!