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150 W. Pepper Place,
Mesa, Arizona 85201
480.644.2468 (live)
480.644.idea (4332) (recorded)

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General admission is $9 for everyone age 1 and over and includes entry into the entire museum. Admission is FREE for members and those under age 1 year.

Method of Payment:
The museum accepts cash, checks and major credit cards.


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

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Noon to 4 p.m.


  • New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 (Closed)
  • Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21 (Closed)
  • Presidents Day, Feb. 18 (Closed)
  • Easter, April 21 (Open)
  • Memorial Day, May 27 (Closed)
  • Independence Day, July 4 (Closed)
  • Labor Day, Sept. 2 (Closed)
  • Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11 (Closed)
  • Thanksgiving, Nov. 28 (Closed)
  • Day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29 (Open)
  • Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 (Closed)
  • Christmas Day, Dec. 25 (Closed)


Free. There are two public parking lots located next to the facility and numerous street parking spaces available. Additional parking is available at the lot on the corner of Macdonald and Pepper Place, as well as the City of Mesa parking lot on the corner of Macdonald and First Street across from Queen of Peace church. This fenced lot on the corner of Macdonald and Pepper Place opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.


Schools & Groups

Organized groups with more than 10 people must make a reservation five days in advance of a planned visit. Several tour program options are available. Please review our Groups & Tours Page for more information.



The museum offers the Snackery with several vending machines and a few tables for eating. Several kid-friendly restaurants are within blocks of the museum. A list of options is available at our Visitors Services desk. Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.


The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Donation Request

If you would like to request a donation from the i.d.e.a. Museum click here.

We receive a high number of donation requests; review/processing may take several weeks. We appreciate your patience.


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



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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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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