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September 2020 Museum update

September 2020 Museum update

Message from Sunnee O'Rork, executive director of the i.d.e.a. Museum: We appreciate your thoughtful notes and your questions about what's happening at the i.d.e.a. Museum while we're temporarily closed, due to the number of cases of Covid-19 in Arizona. Well, what...

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Museum Update – July 2020

Museum Update – July 2020

Hello Members and Friends,   We appreciate the kind notes you’ve been sharing with us during our extended intermission due to Arizona’s health crisis. We miss seeing you in person immensely, too!   With the high number of cases of COVID-19 in Maricopa...

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Museum update – May 2020

Museum update – May 2020

Hello Friends, Thank you for your ongoing support during our temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know families are seeking to return to the normal we once knew. We do, too. You may be wondering when we will be opening again for creative experiences, as...

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Why do you love art?

Why do you love art?

For International Museum Day on May 18, the i.d.e.a. Museum staff answered why they love art. We hope you, too, will share why you love art. And, please send us pics of your art creations you are making at home while we are temporarily closed. We hope to see the...

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Celebrating Week of the Young Child

Celebrating Week of the Young Child

Early childhood education is central to our mission and goals at the i.d.e.a. Museum. That’s because a wealth of development and growth occurs in children between birth and age 5. This time of life is full of joy, wonder, curiosity and discovery. And it’s when...

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Update to our museum members and supporters

Update to our museum members and supporters

Statement from i.d.e.a. Museum regarding our temporary closure due to coronavirus: First, our i.d.e.a. Museum staff hopes you and your family are healthy and finding ways to cope during this unprecedented time. For our museum members, donors and supporters, we are...

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Temporary closure starting March 17

Temporary closure starting March 17

Statement from i.d.e.a. Museum regarding our temporary closure due to coronavirus:   Out of an abundance of caution and to support other preventive measures underway, the City of Mesa has decided to temporarily suspend all public operations at the City's museums...

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Museum Discovery Day (March 15) postposed

Museum Discovery Day (March 15) postposed

While the cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) remain low in Arizona, we have decided to postpone Museum Discovery Day due to the crowds it attracts. A new date will be announced soon, as we seek to make science, art and hands-on activities accessible to families of all...

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Message to our members

Message to our members

With the recent news surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we wanted to reach out and share precautions the i.d.e.a. Museum is taking for our members and guests, as we currently remain open for regular business.   The i.d.e.a. Museum has established cleaning...

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Health and Wellness FYIs

Health and Wellness FYIs

If a caregiver or child is not feeling well enough to attend work, school or daycare, he/she is too ill to visit the museum. We respectfully ask you to stay at home. We encourage good hygiene for all our visitors, including washing hands before and after playing at...

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i.d.e.a. Museum Renovations

i.d.e.a. Museum Renovations

The information below represents an upcoming design RFQ's anticipated to be released by the City for design services only for the i.d.e.a. Museum.  Please refer to the City of Mesa's "Architectural/Engineering Design Opportunities" for more information. CITY OF MESA...

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Please share your opinion about museums

Please share your opinion about museums

Will you please help us by sharing your thoughts about how the i.d.e.a. Museum, and museums broadly, engage you? Please take our survey via THIS LINK. Why this survey? We at the i.d.e.a. Museum care deeply about making the art and hands-on activities we share with...

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