UPDATED 7/1/21

Visitors can purchase timed-entry tickets online or in person. Regular admission is $9 for ages 1 and up. i.d.e.a. Museum members and babies 11 months and younger are admitted free of charge. Members, you must be logged into your account to access your admission benefits while making a reservation.

General admission tickets are available approximately 1-2 weeks in advance. Find your timed tickets here: https://my.mesaaz.gov/3mzvMmf.

We’re open 9 a.m. – 4p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Mondays and most holidays. Online reservations encouraged. NOTE: During school breaks and summer months, the museum attracts a larger number of visitors and may reach capacity at times. Guests without a reservation may be asked to return at a later time.

Coupons & Passes

At this time, we are not accepting any free passes or coupons.

We proudly participate in Museums for All, a discounted admission program to make museums more accessible to the communities they serve. Museums for All allows visitors with EBT cards to reserve a $2 per person i.d.e.a. Museum admission for up to 6 family members. Please be prepared to show your EBT card when you arrive.

We will keep you posted when we again accept coupons and passes. Thanks for your patience.

Know Before You Go

Explore the world of robotics at our new exhibition, Robo Art, in the Whiteman Family Exhibition Gallery now through Jan. 2, 2022. Learn more.

For little ones 4 and younger, check out ArtVille – a socks-only space that encourages imaginative play and supports early learning. Plus, check out the HUB Gallery, with hands-on activities that nurtures creative thinking for all ages.

Masks are optional at all City of Mesa facilities.

Admission FYIs

The i.d.e.a. Museum is owned by the City of Mesa and is supported by the i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to provide sustainable resources to fulfill the i.d.e.a. Museum’s mission through fundraising, advocacy, and partnerships.

The museum offers art and hands-on activities that support early learning, nurture creative thinking and engage families in quality time. Children and adults are encouraged to engage in hands-on activities together. For the best visitor experience, please follow guidelines posted in our museum admission policy.

The i.d.e.a. Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission of any visitor whose conduct violates museum guidelines.