General admission is $8.00 for everyone age 1 and over and includes entry into the entire museum. Admission is FREE for members and those under age 1 year.
Method of Payment:
The museum accepts cash, checks and major credit cards.
Tuesday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.
2017 Holiday Schedule:
New Year's Day (Closed)
Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 16(Closed)
Presidents Day, Feb. 20(Closed)
Easter, April 16(Open)
Memorial Day, May 29(Closed)
Fourth of July (Closed)
Labor Day, Sept. 4(Closed)
Veteran's Day, Nov. 11(Closed)
Thanksgiving, Nov. 23(Closed)
Day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24(Open)
Christmas Eve,Dec. 24 (Open until 3pm)
Christmas Day, Dec. 25(Closed)
New Year's Eve, Dec. 31(Open)
Free. There are two public parking lots located next to the facility and numerous street parking spaces available. Additional parking is available at the lot on the corner of Macdonald and Pepper Place, as well as the City of Mesa parking lot on the corner of Macdonald and First Street across from Queen of Peace church. This fenced lot on the corner of Macdonald and Pepper Place opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.
Schools & Groups
Organized groups with more than 10 people must make a reservation five days in advance of a planned visit. Several tour program options are available. Please review our Groups & Tours Page for more information.
The museum offers the Snackery with several vending machines and a few tables for eating. Several kid-friendly restaurants are within blocks of the museum. A list of options is available at our Visitors Services desk. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
If you would like to request a donation from the i.d.e.a. Museum click here.
We receive a high number of donation requests; review/processing may take several weeks. We appreciate your patience.
Receives support from the state of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Supports Access for All - No Barriers to Learning fund.