The i.d.e.a. Museum is a children’s museum that encourages kids to see the world in a different way through art, imagination, and creativity. The museum had its beginnings in 1978 as the Arizona Museum for Youth, and it changed its name in 2014 to the i.d.e.a. Museum.
Three main indoor exhibit areas and an outside atrium offer visitors opportunities to engage their senses and use creativity. The galleries are designed for children of different ages, and there is something for everyone. ArtVille is designed as a play space for kids under the age of five, and it invites them to play in a town that is made of crayons, paintbrushes, and glitter glue and full of colors, shapes and forms.
The HUB, a gallery with 11 interactive spaces, allows children to create artwork using recycled materials, create music, and dance to forest sounds. Kids learn about science, problem solving, or inventions through different games and play spaces. The museum is a wonderful space to spend a rainy afternoon. Kids will learn a lot just by playing and having fun.
150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa, AZ, Phone: 480-644-2468
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