Member Benefits

Become a Member

When you become an i.d.e.a. Museum member, you provide your family year-round,* fun learning experiences through art and hands-on activities. You also support museum programs aimed at preparing young children for school, nurturing creative thinking and offering quality experiences for families.

Best of all, membership offers great value and can quickly pay for itself in as little as two visits.**

* Except for 6-month membership

** Varies by membership type.

Membership Levels

Seasonal - $55

6 months/4 members

Basic - $70

1 year /2 members

Primary - $85

1 year /4 members

Secondary - $135

1 year/6 members/2 passes

Tertiary - $190

1 year /8 members/4 passes

ACM Reciprocal Memberships

All the benefits of membership, with a few additional perks. This includes 50% off admission for 6 members to other Association of Children Museums (ACM) museums nationally and 2 free passes to the Arizona Museum of Natural History. Plus, both include additional passes (based on level) for the i.d.e.a. Museum.

Please note: The ACM Reciprocal Network features about 200 participating museums in the United States and Canada. Museum member must show membership card to receive discounted admission. Since participating museums may change, ACM recommends calling the museum to verify participation.  Search for reciprocal museums (with R symbol) here.

Add a member to any membership level for $20 each.

Membership Benefits

Memberships include the following perks for the cardholder and named persons:

  • Unlimited visits to the i.d.e.a. Museum during membership period
  • Members-only special events
  • Invitation to exhibition previews
  • 10% discount on regular-priced items in the Museum Shop
  • $25 off birthday party packages
  • $1 off guest admission
  • Discounts on classes (dollar amount varies based on activity)
  • Members-only quarterly electronic newsletter
  • Half-price admission to sister museum Arizona Museum of Natural History

Please note: Memberships may not be used for group tours and are non-refundable/non-transferable.

Discover Art

Nurture Creative Thinking

Engage in Quality Time with Family

Did you know?

  • 95% of brain development occurs by age 5
  • Sensory exploration helps children learn
  • Creativity bolsters problem-solving skills
  • The full value of an admission is $25 per person.
  • Part of your museum membership helps cover the cost of outreach to families in need.

Learn more about our museum programs.

Buy / Renew / Gift

Become a member, renew your membership or buy a gift membership today!

Memberships purchased online become active the day they are purchased.  No information is mailed to your home.  Please be prepared to show your identification on your first visit. 

 If your purchase was intended as a gift, please contact us for gift processing and gift giving options.

Thank you for your support!


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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