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Address: 35 North Robson Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Phone Number: 480-644-2467
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An interactive art museum for children.

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Museum for younger children

Along my journey exploring Mesa I found this family gem with younger children. The Idea Museum is the perfect activity for small children offering a creative outlet. Who doesn’t... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Janell D
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Along my journey exploring Mesa I found this family gem with younger children. The Idea Museum is the perfect activity for small children offering a creative outlet. Who doesn’t want to color, create and be inspired by science.

Thank Janell D
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I took my two year old grandsons here to keep them happy and out of the heat. They loved everything. It was easy to keep track of them. The area is gated. Everything is hands on and easy to play with, from giant blocks, hand puppets, train,kitchen and lots of play items. I think adults should have half price. I... More 

1 Thank readboat
Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place is great. My grandson who has Autism loved this place, so much to do. A lot of activities for him that really kept him busy.

2 Thank dawn_carnahan
Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visited with my two girls, ages 3 &6, and they had a good time. Some of the exhibits are lame i.e. paper and crayons to draw. The building block areas were fun for the girls. They skipped most of the educational reading. Overall not bad for an afternoon with small children. Perhaps management should allow parents in free since we... More 

1 Thank westernkids
Mesa, AZ
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88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This museum is top of the charts for children. They have the freedom for interaction and creativity while at the museum. A great place to take children for an afternoon with family and friends.

1 Thank wendy m
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were visiting my parents in Arizona for Christmas and wanted to do something fun for our toddler. We all packed up and went to this museum. The toddler had a blast and all the adults had fun watching him. My only complaint is that we had to pay full price for all 4 adults. Basically, we were paying to... More 

1 Thank smkozlow
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We were so impressed by this place! I wish they were closer to us but we'll make the trip again! My kids had a blast here for 4 hours. There were a ton of areas to make crafts that kids could take home, an educational exhibit about bugs, a glow in the dark room, and an imaginative play area complete... More 

Thank AAttryde
Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We arrived just after they opened with our 2 year old. It was not overly crowded which was wonderful, he was able to enjoy all the activities in the interactive area first. He had the most fun playing on the “pixel wall” and in the weather room. He loved the storm in the weather room and kept running back when... More 

1 Thank R2NAZ
Gilbert, Arizona
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very fun venue. One side is for under 4 with big soft blocks to build forts. Older siblings can go in this side, they just have to stay calm. One side is set up with craft projects for older kids to do. We loved it!.

Thank JuleneWilcock
Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a wonderful place for kids. Younger ones (toddlers) have their own town to play in. It has little shops and a theatre for them to act and put on a show. Staff are helpful and friendly. The are tons of hands on activities. They can build things, draw, and just be creative. They have a giant dry erase... More 

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