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i.d.e.a. Museum

Chris and Jana Tingom

idea-museumHave you been to the i.d.e.a. Museum yet? It’s located in Mesa, AZ, and is a wonderful place with lots of fun, indoor, safe, kids activities. Key features of the museum include three main exhibit areas:

Artville — For ages 0-4, a little town all about art, gears, pixels, and sculptures.

The HUB — Interactive exhibits and crafts.

Whiteman Family Exhibition Gallery — Art and interactive exhibits which are rotated frequently.

Blacklight Room — A dark room with blacklights and fun!

Atrium — Only open in the cool months, the Atrium is a place to picnic, and have fun outdoors.

There’s lots to do, and admission is only $8 per person. You can also get a Pogo Pass which costs $39.98 and gives you access to many other venues (such as the Zoo). and includes two visits to the i.d.e.a. Museum. Use the promo code AZPLACES and you’ll get the discounted price + help support this web site. 

Here’s another article we wrote about the IDEA Museum, with more details and photos.


Getting there

i.d.e.a. Museum
150 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone: (480) 644-2468


  • Chris and Jana Tingom

    We live in Scottsdale, AZ and have three children, ages 10, 7 and 3. They are full of energy, and so we're always looking for new things to do. Come join our family adventures!

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