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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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Getting to the i.d.e.a. Museum on Feb. 8

Getting to the i.d.e.a. Museum on Feb. 8

It's opening weekend of our spring exhibition - Art of the Story - and we hope to see you enjoy this beautiful, interactive storytelling experience. If you plan to visit on Saturday, Feb. 8, please note there will be some traffic restrictions between 4 a.m. and 1:30...

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Art of the Story: Curator’s Statement

Art of the Story: Curator’s Statement

To tell a story is to be human. Our ability to communicate our experiences through spoken words, written text, art and illustration, and film and video defines us in our time and throughout our history. Our stories try to explain, convince and make light of our...

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MLK Day Street Closures near museum

MLK Day Street Closures near museum

The i.d.e.a. Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, during the MLK Day holiday. Learn more about our half-price admission for the MLK Day holiday. Visitors can also enjoy Mesa's MLK Parade route, which ends near the museum. Parking Due to the parade,...

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Holiday FYIs

Holiday FYIs

As we head toward the holidays, please note the i.d.e.a. Museum will be closed on Dec. 23, as we are always closed Mondays. Additionally, the museum will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 in observance of the holidays. Regular hours resume Thursday, Dec. 26. Leading up...

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3 ways to support the i.d.e.a. Museum

3 ways to support the i.d.e.a. Museum

Help kids of all ages activate their brains and spark their imaginations in three ways this holiday season: Donate on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3 (a social media event) Make an end-of-year gift Buy a personalized engraved brick for the person who has everything And while...

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Giving thanks this holiday season

Giving thanks this holiday season

We do it all for you - our members, donors, sponsors, volunteers and museum visitors. All the exhibitions, programs and special events developed by our staff at the i.d.e.a. Museum aim to create experiences that encourage creativity, develop a curiosity for learning...

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i.d.e.a. Museum
150 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201

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Admission: $9/person

Free for members and those under age 1

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9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday

12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday

Closed Monday and most holidays

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