Press Releases

4th Trimester Virtual Conference April 24

The i.d.e.a. Museum is partnering once again with 4th Trimester Arizona to present a special one-day event aimed at helping new and expecting parents navigate the challenges of a family. This year, the 4th Trimester Arizona Conference returns virtually on Saturday,...

Mesa announces reopening plans for two city museums

The City of Mesa has announced that the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a. Museum will be reopening at the end of this month. Both City owned and operated venues have been closed since the pandemic hit in March. Museum members will have opportunities...

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...

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...

Museum Discovery Day returns Sunday, March 15 

Two family-friendly museums in Downtown Mesa will offer free admission from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. This special Sunday event is part of the City of Mesa’s Museum Discovery series. Participating museums are Arizona Museum of Natural History and the...