Museum Stories

Meet Olivia

She wants to be an artist when she grows up, and for the last five years, the i.d.e.a. Museum has been her family’s go-to place to nurture that creativity. Her mother says 7-year-old Olivia has always been artistic and the museum has fostered a whole new world of...

Meet Miguel

Miguel Rubalcava, 4, loves creating art, and with plenty of practice during his visits, he’s even recently learned how to master the use of scissors – a milestone that both he an his mother are very proud of. “Miguel looks forward to his weekly visits. And I look...

Meet The Lopez Family

Spending quality time is important for the Lopez Family. And for Stephanie Lopez, that means visiting the i.d.e.a. Museum with her daughters often. Whether Stella, 4, is creating new art in the gallery, or Julia, 2, is exploring in ArtVille, Stephanie says it’s all...

Meet The Blomquist-Edwards Family

Kathrine Blomquist and her family have been connected to the i.d.e.a. Museum since their youngest son, Jensen, was 3 months old. After just their first visit, the family became members. That was 10 years ago. And they’re still members today. Jensen is in two art clubs...

Meet Jonas

Pretending to be a vet, a cook or a builder are some of Jonas Williamson’s favorite things to do while he’s exploring ArtVille. For this almost 2-year-old, navigating the world around him through sensory experiences is important to his mother, who says the i.d.e.a....

Meet The Ercole Family

Both Ava, 3, and her twin brother Ben have been visiting the museum since they were babies. They most recently started attending the museum’s new early childhood learning program, ArtVille Academy, and their mother, Sarah, says they are more interested in reading and...


i.d.e.a. Museum
150 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201


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Free for members and those under age 1

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