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New Atrium

Help bring the Atrium to life! 

Now that the Atrium is a part of every child’s visit, help bring fun and engaging interactives to spark imagination and wonder!

Will you help us reach our goal to raise $25,000 by December 11, 2020 in order to do that?  

Check out this video to see what your donation will make possible!

Even though the i.d.e.a. Museum is a City of Mesa museum, 35% of its funding comes from donors through the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation, 501(c)3 nonprofit support organization, so we appreciate your support! Any monies raised beyond our goal will help support all the educational and artful experiences at the i.d.e.a. Museum.

Donate below! Interactives will be added as funding available.  Priorities of interactives will be determined at staff discretion. Additional funds raised above goal will support the facilitation of all the engaging and artful experiences of the museum.

We also offer other options for supporting the museum. If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact Development Manager Lindsay Hochhalter at lindsay.hochhalter@mesaaz.gov or 480-644-5564. 

Additional ways to support the museum

Make a Memorial Gift

Keep the legacy of your loved one alive by making a gift in memory of them. By doing so you are also supporting unforgettable family moments, filled with smiles and laughter, that happen every day at the museum.

When making your donation, please note ‘Memorial Gift’ and provide the name of the person you wish to memorialize. If you would like us to send the family a card recognizing the gift made in memory of their loved one, please note that when making your donation online, or send the family’s name and address to our Development Manager lindsay.hochhalter@mesaaz.gov.

Make an Honor / Tribute Gift

Celebrate special milestones such as birthdays, weddings, or the birth of a child with a gift in honor of your loved one. You can feel good knowing your gift will help provide engaging art and STEAM experiences for kids and families. When making your donation, please note ‘Honor/ Tribute Gift’ and provide the name of the person you wish to honor/ pay tribute to.

If you would like us to send the family a card recognizing the gift made in memory of their loved one, please note that when making your donation online, or send the family’s name and address to our Development Manager lindsay.hochhalter@mesaaz.gov.

Have a Brick Engraved - "Pathway to the Future"

Help pave the way toward a brighter future for children and families. With a $75 donation,  a personalized engraved brick will be placed in our “Pathway to the Future”.  Your donation will help support engaging interactive exhibitions, activities and programs at the i.d.e.a. Museum that foster a child’s sense of wonder and discovery.

Engraved bricks are a great way to leave a legacy, honor someone (even your favorite furry family member) and/or promote your business.

When buying a brick, please note what you would like engraved on it. You can use up to three lines for your personal message or names. Maximum 13 spaces per line. All text will be a standard font and style in all caps. All messages will be centered. 

Provide non-cash support

You may also support the i.d.e.a. Museum by donating materials on our wish list or volunteering your time. We’re seeking:

  • Museum ambassadors
  • Tour volunteers
  • Event volunteers
  • 3-D printers and related hardware/software
  • New software for Tech Table exhibit
  • Apple iPads Pro Tablets and Mac Mini’s for exhibitions
  • Touchscreen monitors
  • Laser cutter
  • CNC router
  • Hi-lumen projectors

Bequests and other planned gifts

Leave a legacy. …Please let us know if you’ve included us in your will. Contact Lindsay Hochhalter, Development Manager at 480-644-5564 or lindsay.hochhalter@mesaaz.gov 

FAQ’s

Is my donation and credit card info secure?

Yes. We use Authorize.net for online donation processing.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The amount of the contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of any money contributed by the donor over the fair market value of goods provided by the charity, within the quid pro quo guidelines. Donors will receive any applicable tangible benefits while supplies last, unless donor notes decline of that tangible benefit at time of donation. Tangible benefits may be substituted at the discretion of the Development Office as and when needed.

How do I know that my donation was made successfully?

If you make a donation online through Authorize.net you will receive an automatic electronic receipt. If you mail in, or make a donation in person, a tax letter thanking you for your donation will be mailed within a month from date of receipt. If you are making monthly donations, you will be sent one year-end tax receipt.

Do I get a receipt?

Yes. If you make a donation online through Authorize.net you will receive an automatic electronic receipt. If you make a donation, a tax letter thanking you for your donation will be mailed within a month from date of receipt. If you are making monthly donations, you will be sent one year-end tax receipt.

Is my donation private?

All donations are public record, unless the donor requests that they be listed as anonymous.

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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New Hours

Starting Oct. 31

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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