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.

Please note: Exhibitions listed below will be updated prior to our reopening.


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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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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.

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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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Create art digitally inspired by artwork on display.

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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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Creativity Cove

Enjoy rotating art activities inspired the creative works of our staff, which is made up of several working artists and educators. 

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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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Black Light Room

Enjoy imaginative play in our jungle-themed exhibition.

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Gear Up!

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

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Oodles of Doodles

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

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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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Animation Station

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

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Design Your World

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


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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New Hours

Starting Oct. 31

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday and most holidays

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