To provide the fullest museum experience, we do not admit guests less than one hour prior to closure each day.
510 Broadway Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
There are entrances to the museum on Broadway and 5th Ave (Rep. John Lewis Way). Use the entrance on 5th Avenue for access to the elevator (stairs are at both entrances). Please see a Guest Services representative if you or a member of your party need assistance with the elevator and/or use of a wheelchair.
For more information, refer to our FAQs.
What To Expect
Get ready for a highly immersive experience! All guests receive an RFID bracelet to register with your email address. As you move through the museum, hold your RFID bracelet over each interactive station's sensors to save playlists, videos, and more. Download your media when you get home and enjoy your museum visit all over again!
Your experience begins in the Roots Theater with a brief film about the history of Black music in America. From there, enter the Rivers of Rhythm corridor and dive into music genres on our large touch screens. Keep an eye out for one of the Take Over Moments! Move into the galleries: Wade in the Water, Crossroads, A Love Supreme, One Nation Under a Groove, and The Message. Explore at your own pace and let the music guide you!
There is no time limit for museum visits, but we recommend planning at least 90 minutes to allow yourself enough time to enjoy the full NMAAM experience.