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i.d.e.a. Museum

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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.

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS:

Artful Play! Games & Toys - June 15 thru September 9, 2018

Artful Play

Features art and hands-on activities that explore the process of developing and designing toys and games such as: 
Creating a virtual pinball game
Designing paper planes and test launching on target
Exploring games popular around the world
Building on a giant wall structure
Competing in a racing game
Playing life-size games, including charades on stage


Far Out: Interstellar Art - September 28, 2018 thru January 20, 2019

interACTIVE


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

May 29, 2018 - September 2, 2018

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.
Valid May 29 - September 2, 2018

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: https://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums