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Programs Supported

The i.d.e.a. Museum offers extensive programming, hands-on activities and exhibitions aimed at inspiring our visitors. These activities focus on supporting early learning, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families.

You make it possible to:


  • Support key developmental milestones and early literacy in children birth through age 4, preparing children for school.
  • Foster creativity in children of all ages, in its many forms, not just art.
  • Provide programs that help develop imagination, self-expression and problem-solving skills.
  • Promote discovery and exploration of concepts in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).
  • Help visitors appreciate different viewpoints and cultures.
  • Offer programs where guests may engage in full-body movement and collaborative making.
  • Be a community resource to thousands of families, Title I school-kids, teachers, foster kids, adults with special needs and many more every year.


Directionsidea-museum-directions-iconi.d.e.a. Museum150 W. Pepper PlaceMesa, AZ 85201idea-museum-address-iconAdmission: $9/personFree for members and those under age 1idea-museum-admission-icon480.644.idea (4332)
480.644.2468 (live)480.644.2466 (fax)E-mail  >
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday12 - 4 p.m. SundayClosed Monday and most holidays

Our Sponsors


Receives support from the state of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.Support Access for All Programsthe-steele-foundation-logoThe Steele Foundation


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