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Address: 150 W Pepper Pl, Mesa, AZ 85201-7317 (Formerly Arizona Museum for Youth)
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+1 480-644-2467
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

An interactive art museum for children.

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My grandie had a blast!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2017
navymom64
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Seattle, Washington
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 by one particular employee. We were in the room with the Dry-Erase board, near the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 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!

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Rochester, MN
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 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 for some great Mexican food (either there or to-go on your way home).

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 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 atmosphere for a kids' place. There are many hands-on activities such as origami dog faces,... More 

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Orange, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 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 have been nice for us adults) and they didn't give us a discounted price for... More 

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 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 and run. Adjoining rooms have art activities. Then there is another room with clothing for... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is a great museum to bring little children who enjoys pretend play and a lot of crafts! Most of the crafts are recycle items. For older children, they can volunteer in the museum and it's always fun for them to do! Oh, don't miss the free Sunday sponsored by Target!

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We brought my 1 year old granddaughter here. First of all...I don't like that they charge $8 for a one year old. I did like the idea of their toddler area...they did have a lot for her to do...she had fun. The only thing I didn't like was that it was supposed to be for 3 and under, but there... More 

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Thank Bonnie K
Phoenix, Arizona
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103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We made the mistake of coming on the first Sunday of the month. I think all the museums are free the first Sunday of each month. The place was packed! I would probably give it a higher rating, but it was wall to wall people and we didn't stay long.

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Chandler, Arizona
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

The kids loved it, it is fun, lots of exhibits that change year round, nice play area to the right in the front for younger kids and its hard to get kids to leave once they get going here

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