The HUB is a gallery with a variety of interactive areas to trigger your imagination and let your creativity run loose. Create artwork, build, design and explore a collection of interactives with your family and friends in this fun, energetic activity space.

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Build It

Put on your construction gear and get ready to build, test and create a variety of contraptions in this activity space, including a magnetic ball run and Rigamajig – a large-scale collaborative building activity that sparks imagination and fosters design thinking.

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Design Your World

Imagine and design your world! Create the structures, buildings, bridges and homes that make up your world.

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Reuse and recycle materials to “make” individual artwork or projects inspired by “green artists’” whose works are on display. Sponsored by Mesa Recycles. The City of Mesa Department of Environmental Management and Sustainability.

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Oodles of Doodles

Doodling is fun! Let your inner child loose or collabradoodle with your child.

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Tech Table

Play a variety of interactive games and activities on a light-and-motion enhanced touch table.

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Create art digitally inspired by artwork on display.

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Zen Den

Listen for how the sounds move around the space  and how they change over time. Stay for as long as you want, and enjoy the time to let your mind and body rest.

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Animation Station

Stop-motion activity station where stories come alive and imagination comes to life.

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Gear Up!

Make connections as you introduce your little ones to movement and mechanics of building.

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Music Creation Station

Play one of the four blocks, programmed as drums, bass, chords and melodies. Together, you create music like a rock band.

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Black Light Room

Enjoy imaginative play in our jungle-themed exhibition.



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



Admission: $9/person

Free for members and those under age 1

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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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