Visitors may purchase daily admission ticket in person or online to save time and skip the line. i.d.e.a. Museum members do not need to make online reservations for regular daily admission; please check in at the member desk.
Online tickets are posted approximately 1-2 weeks in advance and are good for anytime during business hours on the date listed, unless otherwise specified (such as during special events). Same day tickets are not available online.
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.
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. Most visitors spend between 90 minutes and 2 hours in the museum.
Find online tickets here: https://my.mesaaz.gov/3mzvMmf.
I Love Mesa Day (Sept. 25, 2021) special event tickets (advanced registration encouraged): https://my.mesaaz.gov/2WQ6Orl
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
The City of Mesa continues to monitor pending litigation and recent executive orders involving the ability of municipalities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Governor Doug Ducey’s Executive Order 2021-09 precludes municipalities from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter any building, including Mesa-owned and operated venues such as the i.d.e.a Museum. We are actively monitoring the course of the pandemic in Arizona as we strive to balance public safety and the services we provide to residents, businesses, employees and visitors.
Although face coverings are optional at City of Mesa facilities, we encourage visitors to continue to exercise precautions, including getting vaccinated, wearing masks if unvaccinated and staying at home when not feeling well.
The i.d.e.a. Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission of any visitor whose conduct violates museum guidelines.
About the Museum
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.
Plan 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.