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Address: 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa, AZ 85201-7317 (Formerly Arizona Museum for Youth)
Phone Number:
+1 480-644-2467
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

An interactive art museum for children.

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My grandie had a blast!

Fun activities, creativity outlets, lots of learning and a place for 4's and under in their socks! What more could a toddler want? It starts with giant musical instruments outside... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Gilbert, Arizona
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's an interesting museum my kids had an okay time. I thought it was over priced. Not planning to go again.

Thank imroxy84
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11 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The IDEA museum for us seemed to be more of an craft building/play center than a 'museum', with the ideal age between 2 and 7. The museum is split into two areas, one for ages 4 and under the other for all ages, but more set for the older range. We spent about an hour and a half in the... More 

Thank Michael H
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We could have easily spent 5-6 hours just playing and creating here - the only reason for the less than "average" rating is due to an immediate need for them to address some safety issues, proper storage of banquet tables and lack of professionalism shown by one particular employee. We were in the room with the Dry-Erase board, near the... More 

Thank njoynlifeaz
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Fun activities, creativity outlets, lots of learning and a place for 4's and under in their socks! What more could a toddler want? It starts with giant musical instruments outside along the sidewalk to the entrance. And the fun only gets better from there!

Thank navymom64
Rochester, MN
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124 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our young children enjoyed playing here for about 2-3 hours. The museum is one level and seems contained (less overwhelming sizewise than Phoenix Childrens Museum. Great exhibit promoting excellent parent-child interactions. My kids had a great time. Check out a lunch at nearby Blue Adobe for some great Mexican food (either there or to-go on your way home).

Thank theimig
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We drive 50 minutes each way to visit this museum. My son and I went to the new dog exhibit today. What we like most about this place is that it is relatively quiet, smaller, and less crowded than some others. It is a calm atmosphere for a kids' place. There are many hands-on activities such as origami dog faces,... More 

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Orange, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Drove into Phoenix from California and this was the first place we took the kids. We had 2 families with 4 young ones with lots of energy (from a long car ride). Though they closed one of their main exhibit areas (I think that would have been nice for us adults) and they didn't give us a discounted price for... More 

1 Thank poonsang
Payson, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Especially during hot Arizona summer days, this is a wonderful place for young children. There is a room where they can climb and build with padded geometrical "pillows". Both my 8 yo granddaughter and my cousin's 2 yo grandson loved being able to climb, build and run. Adjoining rooms have art activities. Then there is another room with clothing for... More 

Thank Denise B
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great museum to bring little children who enjoys pretend play and a lot of crafts! Most of the crafts are recycle items. For older children, they can volunteer in the museum and it's always fun for them to do! Oh, don't miss the free Sunday sponsored by Target!

Thank Qbbqgal
Mesa, Arizona, United States
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54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We brought my 1 year old granddaughter here. First of all...I don't like that they charge $8 for a one year old. I did like the idea of their toddler area...they did have a lot for her to do...she had fun. The only thing I didn't like was that it was supposed to be for 3 and under, but there... More 

Thank Bonnie K

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