i.d.e.a. Museum

150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa, AZ 85201 - United States





The i.d.e.a. Museum inspires children of all ages through world-class art exhibitions and hands-on activities focused on supporting early learning, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families. The museum is the place to explore your imagination through design in art, science and technology. Please remember socks if you plan on visiting ArtVille - our imaginative space aimed at ages 0-4.


Experience the art of storytelling at the i.d.e.a. Museum this spring. Art of the Story will feature stories told through various mediums, which includes visual arts, spoken word, film, animation, pop-up books, novels, short stories, dance, music, and other forms of creative narrative expression. Join us on a journey featuring art and hands-on activities that nurture creative thinking and embrace the storyteller within us all.

Plus, enjoy activities in the HUB and ArtVille where you and the child within you can tap into your imaginations. Enjoy:

-Building a new invention on Rigamajig
-Creating a stop-motion film in our Animation Station
-Building with soft blocks in ArtVille (a socks-only space aimed at ages 0-4)
-Making music in the Music Creation Station
-Acting out stories in ArtVille’s Performing Arts Center
-Playing pretend in the ArtVille Vet Clinic, Library, Café and Garden
-Creating beautiful artworks throughout the museum
-And much more!

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.