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Group Visit Options

There are 3 options available if you would like to plan a group visit. Please note that all group visits must be booked in advance and require at least 1 adult chaperone per 10 children.

  • 1  Self-Guided (all ages)

    • Available during regular museum hours
    • Must be scheduled at least 5 days in advance
  • 2  Artful Tales Experience (2- 5)

    • Minimum 10 children
    • Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    • Must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance
    • 45 minute program includes story time and a related art project.

    Caped Crusaders teacher’s packet

  • 3  Guided Tour (K and up)

    • Minimum 20 children
    • Maximum 125 children
    • Aligned with Arizona State Standards for Education.
    • Available Tuesday - Friday
    • Must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance
    • 90 minute tour includes 60 minutes in the exhibition and 30 minutes in the art studio

    Caped Crusaders teacher's packet

  • Make a Reservation

    To make a reservation, please complete our online form or call our group tours line at 480-644-2775. Please have the following information available:

     

    • Name, address and phone number of group contact
    • Name of organization
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice dates
    • Type of group visit requested
    • Number of children and adults
  • Group Admission

    • Group rate is $5 per person for groups of 10 or more
    • 1 teacher per class is admitted free
    • In order to receive the group rate, groups must pre-register, receive a confirmation letter, check in together and pay in one transaction.
    • POs, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Payment is required upon arrival.
  • Gift Bags

    Gift bags are available for purchase at $2.50 each. To place an order, please complete our order form. These souvenir gift bags are fun, educational packets to remind children of their visit to the i.d.e.a. Museum.

  • Bus Parking & Driving Directions

    Buses may park on Pepper Place in front of the museum's front doors. Parking for cars and vans is available adjacent to the museum and also across the street.

     

    Driving Directions

Parking

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 8:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm.

Accessibility

The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

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  • 1 Self-Guided (all ages)

    • Available during regular museum hours
    • Must be scheduled at least 5 days in advance

     

  • 2 Artful Tales Experience (2-5)

    • Minimum 10 children
    • Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    • Must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance
    • 45 minute program includes story time and a related art project.

    Caped Crusaders teacher's packet

  • 3 Guided Tour (K and up)

    • Minimum 20 children
    • Maximum 125 children
    • Aligned with Arizona State Standards for Education
    • Available Tuesday - Friday
    • Must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance
    • 90 minute tour includes 60 minutes in the exhibition and 30 minutes in the art studio

    Caped Crusaders teacher's packet

  • Make a Reservation

    To make a reservation, please complete our online form or call our group tours line at 480-644-2775. Please have the following information available:

     

    • Name, address and phone number of group contact
    • Name of organization
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice dates
    • Type of group visit requested
    • Number of children and adults
  • Group Admission

    • Group rate is $5 per person for groups of 10 or more
    • 1 teacher per class is admitted free
    • In order to receive the group rate, groups must pre-register, receive a confirmation letter, check in together and pay in one transaction.
    • POs, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Payment is required upon arrival.
  • Gift Bags

    Gift bags are available for purchase at $2.50 each. To place an order, please complete our order form. These souvenir gift bags are fun, educational packets to remind children of their visit to to the i.d.e.a. Museum.

  • Bus Parking & Driving Directions

    Buses may park on Pepper Place in front of the museum's front doors. Parking for cars and vans is available adjacent to the museum and also across the street.

     

    Driving Directions

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