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IDEA Museum

150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa, AZ 85201-7317
+1 480-644-2467
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Good idea...just needs expanded I think

We brought my 1 year old granddaughter here. First of all...I don't like that they charge $8 for a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Bonnie K
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Cool place - came on the wrong Sunday

We made the mistake of coming on the first Sunday of the month. I think all the museums are free... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
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An interactive art museum for children.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“older kids” (6 reviews)
“art projects” (3 reviews)
“dark room” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa, AZ 85201-7317
+1 480-644-2467
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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...More

Thank Bonnie K
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We made the mistake of coming on the first Sunday of the month. I think all the museums are free the first Sunday of each month. The place was packed! I would probably give it a higher rating, but it was wall to wall people...More

Thank AZCityGirl
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The kids loved it, it is fun, lots of exhibits that change year round, nice play area to the right in the front for younger kids and its hard to get kids to leave once they get going here

1  Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

My 7 year old daughter loved this place. She's totally into arts and crafts right now and this was perfect for her!!! The staff was very friendly as well!!

1  Thank Janb1537
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Really fun place for kids. Be sure to wear or bring socks for the no shoes room or you will not be allowed in that area, unless you want to buy their socks. Rooms/areas were full of hands on activities for all ages. Ideas were...More

1  Thank JCB556
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I took 2 boys age 9. They were entertained for awhile but I had to slow them down to do most things. Then it became evident that most activities were sit down, quiet activities like coloring. The venue needs some active bouncing things to do.

1  Thank Elin Bates D
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We took our 18 month old nephew for an afternoon on a hot summer day. What a fun time for the little guy. There was plenty to keep in engaged in the activities. One of the things we noticed was no one was crying. How...More

1  Thank Bonita2016
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Fun place for children to learn! My grandchildren (currently 26 and 23) loved it and still have wonderful memories of our visits. Things to see and things to do. It was great fun to sit on the floor and be creative...very special time for all...More

1  Thank maxgram
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This was a place that I didn't know existed when I moved here in 2005. In fact, I didn't know about it until I got a job here after teaching for 20 years! This is a place that has been rebranded from the Arizona Museum...More

2  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Along my journey exploring Mesa I found this family gem with younger children. The Idea Museum is the perfect activity for small children offering a creative outlet. Who doesn’t want to color, create and be inspired by science.

1  Thank Janell D
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Teresa L
2 June 2016|
Response from Tiffany H | Reviewed this property |
The toddler area is to the right as you walk in the main front door. It has large padded blocks and rings/tubes that the little kids go nuts for. It has a giant "lite brite" board as well (colored pegs with light in the... More
Teresa L
2 June 2016|
Response from maxgram | Reviewed this property |
If your grandchild is under the age of 3, I would not recommend it. I would check their website on costs as it has changed since I last visited.
17 August 2015|
Response from dawn_carnahan | Reviewed this property |
MUSEUM ADMISSION General $20 Teens (ages 13–19) $15 Children (ages 4–12) $10 Children (ages 3 and under) Free