Trip Planner:   USA  /  Arizona  /  Central Arizona  /  Mesa  /  Childrens Museums  /  i.d.e.a. Museum

i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa

(3.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
i.d.e.a. Museum is located in Mesa. For i.d.e.a. Museum and beyond, use our Mesa trip generator to get the most from your Mesa vacation.
Create a full Mesa itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Mesa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Mesa by other users

8 days in Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Phoenix & Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in South Bend, Las Vegas & Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Mesa, Ajo & Wendover BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Mesa BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Fond du Lac, Kansas City & Mesa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Fun activities, creativity outlets, lots of learning and a place for 4's and under in their socks! What more could a toddler want? It starts with giant musical instruments outside along the sidewalk t...  more »
  • Our young children enjoyed playing here for about 2-3 hours. The museum is one level and seems contained (less overwhelming sizewise than Phoenix Childrens Museum. Great exhibit promoting excellent pa...  more »
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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