This #GivingTuesday, support the museum

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.

Creative Birthday Celebrations

Now taking reservations online

Make plans...

Experience the wonder and artistry of weather – with a special emphasis on water and sustainability – through Jan. 19 , 2020.

Imagine, explore, create...

Join us for some art and hands-on exploration that supports early learning, nurtures creative thinking and engages families in quality time together.

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Spark Creativity!

Ask your teacher about adding an Artful Tales Experience in your child’s classroom or on a field trip.

Your opinion matters

We’re always striving to improve, so we ask you to let us know how we are doing through the City of Mesa Arts & Culture Survey

Select Museum Memberships on sale Dec. 2-22, 2019

Extended hours – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – on Fridays

Closed Mondays

Please bring socks for everyone visiting ArtVille

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.

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Plan a Visit

Engage your brain with creative interactives at the i.d.e.a. Museum. Check out our “Preparing for Your Museum Adventure” page to learn more about what to expect when you arrive.

Please call 480-644-2468 to find out about school tours taking place during the week.

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Membership

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

Select memberships on sale now through Dec. 22, 2019.

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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.

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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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Field Trips & Tours

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

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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.

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Weather or Not: Art with Atmosphere exhibition

Experience the wonder and artistry of weather, with special emphasis on water and sustainability. Note: The Whiteman Family Gallery will be closed Jan. 20 – Feb. 6,  to change out art and activities.

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Experiment & Learn: Classes

Messy Creation classes, camps and other workshop aim to spark curiosity and a love for learning.

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Access for All

Making the museum accessible for our entire community is important.

Next Museum Discovery Evening takes place Friday, Dec. 13. Details coming soon. 

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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Gifts: Make a Difference

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

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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Hours

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday

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

Closed Monday and most holidays

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