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Week of the Young ChildStop in for daily self-directed interactive sessions (with daily themes) aimed at helping parents of young children identify developmental milestones and incorporate age-appropriate activities. For ages 0-4. Parent/caregiver participation required.9 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 17-20LEARN MORE >ArtVille’s 14th birthdayA special activity is planned in celebration of ArtVille's birthday, included with museum admission.9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, May 4 Fantastic PlanetLanding in Downtown Mesa
May 4-13.
Special event planned May 11 – Details coming soon! 
International Museum DayEnjoy special art activities, plus Buy One Get One FREE admission for the day.9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, May 18LEARN MORE >Free SundayFree Sunday schedule 2017-18LEARN MORE > Mother's Day Tea PartyCelebrate mom! Enjoy cucumber sandwiches, decorate a mug for the woman of honor, sip tea and build memories. Registration closes May10; includes admission.12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
May 12
Mother’s Day at the MuseumIn celebration of all moms do, we are offering these special ladies FREE admission on Mother's Day. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, May 13Infant Messy Creations SeriesJoin us for a 4-week series of sensory exploration for little ones ages 6 months to 24 months. Registration is for caregiver and child.10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Saturdays | May 5-26, 2018REGISTER >Sonoran Safari Family DaySpecial activities and entertainment included with museum admission.9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28LEARN MORE >Summer Wonder Camp - NEW!Engage your child’s creative side while school is out. For ages 6-9.Full- and half-day options availableJuly 9-13LEARN MORE >

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