Museum to reopen soon!

Welcoming members – with reduced capacity and timed tickets – starting Oct. 31.

Public opening Nov. 7. More details coming soon to our FAQ page.

NOTE: Online ticket reservations for members begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12.

i.d.e.a. Museum at home

Add some fun at home while we are temporarily closed with some creative ideas from our Museum staff, volunteers and other supporters. Plus, join us on Wednesdays when we debut new creative videos!

Returning soon!

The museum is temporarily closed. We’ll keep you posted when we reopen so you may embark on a storytelling adventure that nurtures creative thinking.

Museum FAQs

Thank you for making plans with us! Before your visit, check out our Museum FYIs to help prepare for a fun experience!

Become a museum donor

We inspire nearly 90,000 children of all ages in Mesa and the Phoenix metropolitan area through art exhibitions and STEAM activities focused on supporting early learning, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families.

 
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Please keep up with us on our social media – Facebook, Instagram & Twitter – for creative activities and content for supporting early learning, nurturing  creative thinking and engaging as a family.

Welcome to the i.d.e.a. Museum.

Our activities and exhibitions for kids of all ages are developed not only for them but also – most importantly – for the whole family. The museum inspires children to experience their world differently. Therefore – in addition to art, creativity and imagination – we focus on supporting early learning, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families in quality experiences.

NOTE: We are reopening with reduced capacity beginning Oct. 31 for museum members and Nov. 7 for our general public. Please check out these common questions about our reopening to prepare for your next visit.

 

Please note: Our website is best viewed on Chrome or Safari.

 

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Plan a Visit

A reduced-capacity reopening is planned beginning Oct. 31 for museum members; public admissions start Nov. 7. Face coverings will be required for everyone ages 6 and up; also recommended for visitors between the ages of 2 and 6.

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Membership

Entertain your family with creative experiences; a great value that pays for itself in as little as two visits.

Please note: Current i.d.e.a. Museum memberships have been extended for the duration of the temporary museum closure.

 

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Mission

We inspire nearly 90,000 children of all ages annually by providing art exhibitions and STEAM activities that support early learning, nurture creative thinking and engage families.

Activities: girls painting

Gifts: Make a Difference

Your donation funds educational programs that support early learning, nurture creative thinking and engage families. Change lives!

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Experiment & Learn: Classes

Messy Creation classes, camps and other workshop aim to spark curiosity & a love for learning. Virtual options coming soon! Check our iArt page for at-home activities.

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Field Trips & Tours

Take your class or group on an artful journey that nourishes young minds and sparks creativity. We are developing some virtual programs, too. Stay tuned.

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Explore & Discover: ArtVille

Learn through tactile experiences and imaginative play in a town all about art.

A socks-only space for ages 0 – 4.

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Art of the Story exhibition

Join us on a journey featuring art and hands-on activities that embrace the storyteller within us all…returning soon!

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Imagine & Design: HUB Gallery

Nurture creative thinking by experiencing hands-on art, design and science activities.

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Access for All

Making the museum accessible for our entire community is important. 

Learn more about our discount programs and free special events.

 

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Sponsorship

Create brand awareness while supporting educational i.d.e.a. Museum programs that provide creative family fun.

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Birthday Parties: 3 Options - No Cleanup!

Let our staff take the stress out of your child’s celebration. Choose from ArtVille Tots, Robo-Bash & Art Studio. Currently on a pause.

Thank you for your support!

Address

i.d.e.a. Museum
150 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201

Directions

Admission

Admission: $9/person

Free for members and those under age 1

Call Us

480-644-idea (4332) (recorded)

480-644-2468 (live)

480-644-2466 (fax)

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New Hours

Starting Oct. 31

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday

Closed
Monday - Wednesday and most holidays

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