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IDEA Museum

150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa, AZ 85201-7317
+1 480-644-2467
Review Highlights
Hectic but lots of fun!

We took a 6 year old and a 3 year old and both found many activities that kept them there for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry K
Scottsdale, Arizona
Gets WAY too crowded!

I have taken my 3 yr old grandson here several times as my daughter bought a pass. If you go early... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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An interactive art museum for children.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“older kids” (6 reviews)
“dark room” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa, AZ 85201-7317
+1 480-644-2467
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 6 year old and a 3 year old and both found many activities that kept them there for hours. The staff supervision is lacking when it gets crowded but if you stay with your kids everyone will have a great time.

Thank Harry K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have taken my 3 yr old grandson here several times as my daughter bought a pass. If you go early when they first open at 9am it's not crowded, but around 10am, it gets PACKED! It would be nice if they could limit the...More

Thank elspethg757
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It's an interesting museum my kids had an okay time. I thought it was over priced. Not planning to go again.

Thank imroxy84
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The IDEA museum for us seemed to be more of an craft building/play center than a 'museum', with the ideal age between 2 and 7. The museum is split into two areas, one for ages 4 and under the other for all ages, but more...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We could have easily spent 5-6 hours just playing and creating here - the only reason for the less than "average" rating is due to an immediate need for them to address some safety issues, proper storage of banquet tables and lack of professionalism shown...More

2  Thank njoynlifeaz
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

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 to the entrance. And the fun only gets better from there!

Thank navymom64
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 parent-child interactions. My kids had a great time. Check out a lunch at nearby Blue Adobe...More

Thank theimig
Reviewed 2 October 2016

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 some others. It is a calm...More

2  Thank MommyDommy
Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 exhibit areas (I think that would...More

1  Thank poonsang
Reviewed 21 September 2016

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 and my cousin's 2 yo grandson loved being able to climb, build...More

Thank Denise B
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Teresa L
2 June 2016|
Response from Tiffany H | Reviewed this property |
The toddler area is to the right as you walk in the main front door. It has large padded blocks and rings/tubes that the little kids go nuts for. It has a giant "lite brite" board as well (colored pegs with light in the... More
Teresa L
2 June 2016|
Response from maxgram | Reviewed this property |
If your grandchild is under the age of 3, I would not recommend it. I would check their website on costs as it has changed since I last visited.
17 August 2015|
Response from dawn_carnahan | Reviewed this property |
MUSEUM ADMISSION General $20 Teens (ages 13–19) $15 Children (ages 4–12) $10 Children (ages 3 and under) Free