Museum Events

Art of the Story

Feb. 7 – May 24, 2020

Experience the art of storytelling this spring. Exhibition will feature stories told through various mediums.

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Art of the Story Family Day

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Saturday, April 25

Join us for special activities and entertainment related to our Art of the Story exhibition; included with your regular museum admission.

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Southwest Maker Fest

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 15

The i.d.e.a. Museum is again offering free admission during Southwest Maker Fest (SWMF),  a collaborative one-day festival. SWMF’s mission is to celebrate, engage, and inspire the maker in each of us.  For all ages.

Please note: The museum opens at 9 a.m., while SWMF booths will open at 10 a.m. Free admission begins when the museum opens.

Free museum events are made possible through financial support from the City of Mesa, as well as individual donors and grants that fund the museum’s Access for All programs, including Wells Fargo Foundation and Season for Sharing.

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Mesa Recycles Crafts

TBD Spring 2020

Join us making fun crafts this spring with our friends from Mesa Recycles. Our 2020 schedule is in development; details coming soon.

Supplies provided. Activity is included with your museum admission.


4th Trimester Arizona Conference

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Saturday, March 7

Special ticketed event. The i.d.e.a. Museum will be closed to the general public for special workshops focusing on parenting issues. More details coming soon!

The 4th Trimester Arizona is an organization that honors, supports and empowers all Arizona families during their transition to parenthood and beyond. 

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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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