More than just a play space!
ArtVille is an engaging environment designed with the unique requirements of children birth to age 4. Young crawlers to curious toddlers will interact in a town built to cultivate exploration, imagination and creative expression. Imaginative play in the town encourages social-emotional and language development.
For our reopening, we are providing individual baskets with materials for spaces that used to have shared toys. Once you finish, we ask you to place those materials in our red “Yuck Buckets” for cleaning. We appreciate your help!
Please note: Masks are required for all museum visitors ages 6 and older. We also recommend face coverings for little ones between ages 2-6.
Read about changes made for our reopening in our admission policy here.
Visiting ArtVille with older children?
Older children may visit but only as helpers, as a consideration to our younger visitors. Ask a museum staff person for an ArtVille Explorer activity guide for visitors 5 and up.
Please note: Children may be asked to relocate to another area of the museum if they are playing rough or become disruptive to the safe play of others.
ArtVille is a "Socks-Only" Space.
ALL visitors (adults and children) are required to wear socks while present to help maintain the cleanliness of the space. If you forget socks, we offer some for purchase in the i.d.e.a. Shop.
Early Learning Programs
Artful Tales/Artful Tales Experience
150 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201
Free for members and those under age 1
As of Oct. 31, 2020
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday and most holidays