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.

Note: We are providing styluses – upon request – for the gallery’s touch-screen activities.


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Create art digitally inspired by artwork on display.

Urban Art

Express yourself creatively with digital art. While engaging in this activity, children will develop fine motor skills, exercise self expression and problem solve, while also tap into creativity and imagination.


Junkyard Jungle

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

Optical Illusion

See and learn about art that challenges your eyes. PLUS, don’t miss a photo op on a special rug that makes it look like you are stepping into a sinking hole.

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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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Oodles of Doodles

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

Genetic Poetry

Imagine and create your own new magical creature


Magnetic Wall

Take on a design challenge with balls and chutes! Activity sponsored by McCarthy. 


Animation Station

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


Puppet Theater

Build language skills and get creative storytelling with the help of a few adorable puppets.

Black Light Room

Enjoy imaginative costume play in our jungle-themed exhibition space.


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.


Tortoise & the Hare floor game

Choose your character, make choices and get moving.

Creativity Cove

Imagine and create! This space soon will feature student artworks from the Express Your Environmental Self Earth Day Creative Challenge.



Use shapes to create animals, vehicles, buildings and much more!