ArtVille

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.

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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.

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ArtVille Library

Read and relax together in this comfortable play space.

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ArtVille Café

Children can order, prepare and serve healthy meals as they imagine operating a café. Families receive clean materials for play in a basket.

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ArtVille Farm

The patio has been transformed into a play space with a barn and a few farm animals for imaginary play.

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ArtVille RV

All aboard as we take a road trip using imagination!

 
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Performing Arts Center

Perform your own imaginative story on the performing arts center stage. 

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Tot Square

Infants and non-walkers can roll, climb and explore in this safe, soft-matted space.

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Color Trail

Ride the Rody horses around our colorful path through ArtVille.

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Color Your World

Children can doodle freely with dry erase markers in this creative room. 

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Wee Design

Build and design using a variety of gears and tangrams, which promotes both problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Clean materials provided in individual baskets.

Please note: Our Pixel Wall has been replaced with Shadow Dancing.

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Art's Studio - temporarily closed

Enjoy a different creative, art-making experience each day and build fine motor skills.

 

Please note: Art’s Studio is closed for programming periodically.

Early Learning Programs

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Artful Tales/Artful Tales Experience

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ArtVille Academy

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Classes/Workshops

Address

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

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

As of  Oct. 31, 2020

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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