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.


Junkyard Jungle - February 8 thru May 26, 2019

Escape into your imagination this spring at the i.d.e.a. Museum’s Junkyard Jungle exhibition, where discarded materials become treasured artworks that takes you on a journey into Earth’s lush rainforests and other wild destinations. The exhibition features artists who work magic transforming recycled items into unique artworks that highlight the beauty of our planet’s animal inhabitants. 

The spring exhibition also features art and hands-on interactives that teach about the environment around us, sustainability, best practices in recycling and conservation of natural resources. Children of all ages will be able to enjoy:

• Making collages of wild beasts and butterflies
• Imaginary play as biologists, entomologists, zoologists and ecologists
• Exploring the black light rainforest
• Making videos about recycled artwork