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i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa
(3.8/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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  • We drive 50 minutes each way to visit this museum. My son and I went to the new dog exhibit today. What we like most about this place is that it is relatively quiet, smaller, and less crowded than som...  more »
  • Drove into Phoenix from California and this was the first place we took the kids. We had 2 families with 4 young ones with lots of energy (from a long car ride). Though they closed one of their main e...  more »
  • Especially during hot Arizona summer days, this is a wonderful place for young children. There is a room where they can climb and build with padded geometrical "pillows". Both my 8 yo granddaughter an...  more »
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  • We have been attending the IDEA Museum for the past five years when it was still the Arizona Museum for Youth (AMY). The kids never get enough time building, making puppet shows, dressing up, making music, and pretending in Artville. And with the exception of the recent train exhibit, we have LOVED all of the rotating exhibits. The black light room has long been a favorite. As far as learning value, my children love exploring all there is to do. And I'm generally amazed at the creative work that goes into each exhibit. This is truly a place to play together with your child. I have to comment on the disappointing reviews I've read. Perhaps these people are expecting to be entertained? Museums are about learning. The IDEA Museum is all about imagination and creation as well. Usually my kids are wailing if I try to leave before about two hours. We've never lacked for something fun to do!
  • The idea museum is a bad idea for smaller children. I have a 2 year old and A 4 year old and we were scolded several times just for them playing. I'm not one of those parents who think my kids are perfect but they might have told me at the front that this place is not for little kids. Also, there is a huge part of the very small Museum that everyone must have socks to enter. The only way I would have known that is by looking closely at their website before I came. Sure you can buy socks in the gift shop but I don't need socks thank you very much. The only good thing was they did give me my money back when I asked for it. I thought it was a little strange that they didn't even ask why I wanted my money back. We won't be going back here.
  • My kids (1 yo & 4yo) love artville. They can run around, make a mess and nothing can hurt them.
  • Called before ahead of time to ask questions about the museum not once did they tell me I had to have socks to go into the toddler section. Yea you can purchase socks there for $2 thats a good way to get people money! Live 30min away have to go back home to get socks, yea I could have bought the socks but the point is I was never told over the phone.
  • My 3 year old loves it here, dress up pretend, iPads with drawing games, a whole soft play room with so much to do! I think I enjoyed myself as much as the kids. Would definitely recommend to people with kids under 8