The STEM Gallery, a recent addition at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in north Phoenix, focuses on the beautiful connections between music and science. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, a focus of 21st-century education. The gallery explores themes of sound creation, technological innovation, the human ear, hearing safety and other topics. Opened in 2010, MIM showcases musical instruments and offers performance videos, interactive technology, changing exhibits and live musical performances to show how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music. “For years, we have offered a STEM + Music field trip option, and this new gallery takes our commitment to STEM education to the next level,” says Brian Dredla, director of Education and Public Programs. “The STEM Gallery challenges guests to think about and appreciate music and musical instruments in new ways." Put this on your must-see, and -hear, list.