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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.



Art of the Story – February 7-May 24, 2020Experience the art of storytelling at the i.d.e.a. Museum this spring. Art of the Story will feature stories told through various mediums, which includes visual arts, spoken word, film, animation, pop-up books, novels, short stories, dance, music, and other forms of creative narrative expression. Join us on a journey featuring art and hands-on activities that nurture creative thinking and embrace the storyteller within us all.

Planned activities for children of all ages include:
• Performing in a puppet/musical theater
• Experiencing a cultural storytelling tipi
• Creating a set and acting out a story via green screen
• Sharing family stories
• Building a story board
• Creating art (bookmarks, puppets, booklets and more)


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

April 4, 2020 - April 4, 2020

i.d.e.a. Museum participates in the annual Smithsonian Museum Day. Discounted admission only $5 or free with a Smithsonian pass. Valid April 4, 2020 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, April 4, 2020.