Robo Art
Robots have anxiety too
Explore Robo Art!

Art and science collide as kids of all ages discover the awesomeness of robots! Presented by the City of Mesa and the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation.

Visit 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 for ages 1 and up. Online reservations recommended. Tickets also available at the door.

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Beat the heat at 3 cool Mesa museums!

Check out 75,000,000 BC and Ologies! exhibitions at Arizona Museum of Natural History, Robo Art at the i.d.e.a. Museum and Angel Cabrales The Uncolonized: A Vision in Parallel at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.

Reserve your tickets online!

Advance timed reservations are encouraged, as the museum may reach capacity during busy summer months and school breaks. Guests without a reservation may be asked to return at a later time.

NOTE: At this time, we are not accepting coupons or passes. Members, please log into your accounts to access timed tickets.

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Virtual Programs

Enjoy a virtual field trip, earn a Girl Scout badge or take home some creative activities via our i.d.e.a. Bag. Learn more on our Classes page.

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Museum FAQs

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

Can’t make it to the museum?

Can’t make it to the museum? Create some fun at home with 100+ ideas from our Museum staff, volunteers and other supporters. We post new activities most Wednesdays!

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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.


Timed Tickets

We encourage reserving tickets for your family online to save your spot.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m
Thursday – Saturday


12 p.m. – 4 p.m.


What to Expect

We offer art and hands-on activities that support early learning, nurture creative thinking and engage families in quality time.

Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place. Families are encouraged to read our guidelines for a fun visit.


Health & Wellness

If you are feeling ill, we respectfully ask you to reschedule your visit.

To help mitigate the spread of germs, the museum added hand sanitizer stations and installed Plasma Air ionization systems. Learn more in our FAQs.

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

The i.d.e.a. Museum – which is owned by the City of Mesa and supported by the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation – offers hands-on activities and art exhibitions for kids of all ages. Programs are developed not only for children but also – most importantly – for the whole family.

The museum inspires our visitors 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.

We also offer virtual school tours, Girl Scout workshops and take-home activity kits. Please visit our Classes page to learn more.

 NOTE: We are open Tuesday through Sunday.  


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


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Take-home Activities

Bring home activities that inspire imagination, design, experience and art with our i.d.e.a. Bag. More activity kits – including Skill Builders – are now available. LEARN MORE HERE.

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Plan a Visit

Now open with timed entries Tuesday through Sunday.  LEARN MORE about what to expect on your visit.


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

Members receive early access to timed ticket registration.   

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Field Trips & Tours

Take your class or group on an artful journey that nourishes young minds and sparks creativity.

We have launched two virtual programs through our Learning ReimaginED initiative. Details online.

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Girl Scouts

We are pleased to now offer your Daisies, Brownies and Juniors in your troops the opportunity to learn, explore and create virtually with our Art in the Outdoors workshop.

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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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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.

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Robo Art exhibition

Art & science collide as we take you on a journey looking at the impact of robots in our lives and art.  Artist credit: Doug Brannan.


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Experiment & Learn: Classes

Summer Wonder Camp returns July 12-16. Other in-person classes – which aim to spark curiosity & a love for learning – are on a pause. Virtual options available. Or pick up an activity kit and check our iArt page for at-home activities.

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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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Imagine & Design: HUB Gallery

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

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Outdoor Creativity: Atrium

Encourage exploration and curiosity in the open air! We’re currently working to bring our Atrium to life. Can we count on you to support our plans?

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Access for All

Making the museum accessible for our entire community is important. 

Learn more about our discount programs.


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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!


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


Admission: $9/person

Free for members and those under age 1

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480-644-idea (4332) (recorded)

480-644-2468 (live)

480-644-2466 (fax)

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Tuesday - Saturday

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