The i.d.e.a. Museum
i.d.e.a. Museum is built upon the solid and successful 40 year history of the Arizona Museum for Youth, the original, fun, inspiring, and educational hands-on art museum for children and families in the United States. As a City of Mesa Museum with a Non Profit Support organization, i.d.e.a. Museum Foundation, Inc., their activities and exhibitions focus on three key pillars: supporting early learning, nurturing creative thinking and engaging families. The i.d.e.a. Museum hosts several changing exhibition each year and features ArtVille, an art-town for kids ages 0 – 4. As part of the exhibits, art classes, workshops and family programs are available to teach art principles and techniques. The current exhibition is Junkyard Jungle which allows visitors to escape into their imagination through artwork and activities that focus upon the Earth’s lush rainforests and other wild destinations. Featured artist and activities encourage green living for a sustainable future, including an immersive blacklight room..
Their mission is to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination.