Rhythm! Discovery Center

110 W. Washington Street,Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204 - United States



Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world’s foremost drum and percussion museum; founded by the Percussive Arts Society in 2009. Rhythm! features unique, interactive exhibits highlighting a rich collection of historic artifacts and hands-on percussion instruments. Drawing upon cultures from around the world, Rhythm! offers an incomparable experience in exploring the universality of rhythm and percussion, and its role in shaping communication, music, art, performance and society.

Rhythm! also offers a diverse array of educational programming designed to supplement its interactive exhibits, providing a place for everyone to explore first-hand the world of percussion. Learn about playing techniques, delve into individual instruments, and enjoy musical performances from local and national performing groups. Located in downtown Indianapolis, Rhythm! invites visitors of any age to come Find Your Rhythm!


Evolving Sounds
Percussion instruments are used all over the world to create music. Learn about this vast world as you explore and play our collection of instruments. How has percussion changed over time? What new designs have been created?

Legendary Drumsets
See kits played by Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, and Neil Peart of Rush.

Spark! From Tubes to Chips
Spark! From Tubes to Chips explores the history of electronic percussion. Beginning with early percussion instruments that used electricity, to the triggers, modules, and computers of today, this exhibit introduces the many ways electronic percussion instruments provide percussionists with infinite sound possibilities, vastly expanding the ways they compose and perform music.


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