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i.d.e.a. Museum


The fun, inspiring, and educational hands-on art museum for children and families traveling to Mesa, Arizona. Their museum includes popular art and art-inspired activities, while adding science, engineering and design-thinking in the multi-sensory experiences provided with an increased use of technology to support these offerings and even more opportunities for families to create together.


Roadside USA — June 14 - Sept. 8, 2019

Experience our country’s unique destinations and culture this summer at the i.d.e.a. Museum. Through art and hands-on activities, Roadside USA takes you on a journey into the heart of an American tradition – the summer road trip.

Activities include:
• Weaving via loom activity
• Driving a motor home
• Crafting a travel journal and making maps
• Changing a tire
• Creating magnetic license plates and vacation postcards
• Placing yourself in a surfboard/vacation scene via green screen

Blue Star Museum Program - i.d.e.a. Museum Participates

May 18, 2019 - September 1, 2019

The i.d.e.a. Museum for the seventh year in a row will provide free admission to active-duty military families in the summer via the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.
May 18 – Sept. 1, 2019

The Blue Star Museum program offers free admission for active duty military personnel and up to five members of their family between Memorial Day and Labor Day. *The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. - See more at:

Smithsonian Museum Day- i.d.e.a. Museum

September 21, 2019 - September 21, 2019

i.d.e.a. Museum participates in the annual Smithsonian Museum Day. Discounted admission only $5 or free with a Smithsonian pass. Valid September 21, 2019 only

ABOUT: Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.