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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

An interactive art museum for children.

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Visited once then bought groupon, cool place

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... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2016
Tiffany H
Chandler, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
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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

1 Thank Tiffany H
Maricopa, Arizona
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Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

My 7 year old daughter loved this place. She's totally into arts and crafts right now and this was perfect for her!!! The staff was very friendly as well!!

1 Thank Janb1537
Odessa, Florida
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114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Really fun place for kids. Be sure to wear or bring socks for the no shoes room or you will not be allowed in that area, unless you want to buy their socks. Rooms/areas were full of hands on activities for all ages. Ideas were very decorative and artistic. Would definitely return. Beautiful set up.

1 Thank JCB556
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 8, 2016

I took 2 boys age 9. They were entertained for awhile but I had to slow them down to do most things. Then it became evident that most activities were sit down, quiet activities like coloring. The venue needs some active bouncing things to do.

1 Thank Elin Bates D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016

We took our 18 month old nephew for an afternoon on a hot summer day. What a fun time for the little guy. There was plenty to keep in engaged in the activities. One of the things we noticed was no one was crying. How unusual in a place full of toddlers! They were in their "happy place".

1 Thank Bonita2016
Phoenix, AZ
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7 reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

Fun place for children to learn! My grandchildren (currently 26 and 23) loved it and still have wonderful memories of our visits. Things to see and things to do. It was great fun to sit on the floor and be creative...very special time for all of us.

1 Thank maxgram
Mesa, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

This was a place that I didn't know existed when I moved here in 2005. In fact, I didn't know about it until I got a job here after teaching for 20 years! This is a place that has been rebranded from the Arizona Museum for Youth (AMY) to i.d.e.a. Museum (Imagination.Design.Experience.Art) They have revolving installments, about 4 per year... More 

2 Thank Maria F
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
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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.

1 Thank Janell D
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30 reviews
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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 

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