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Museum Discovery Day returns in December

MESA, Ariz. (Nov. 12, 2018) – The i.d.e.a. Museum will open its galleries at no cost to the public from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The free access is part of the move toward Museum Discovery Days, which aim to make art and hands-on activities accessible to...

10 creative gift ideas for the holidays or anytime.

MESA, Ariz. (Nov. 7, 2018) – Pick the perfect gift to inspire any creative child on your list this holiday season. The i.d.e.a. Museum Shop has 10 great gift suggestions that are both affordable and will engage them long after the holidays are over. Under $5 Smencils...

Upcoming holiday hours and closures.

MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 29, 2018) – The i.d.e.a. Museum will be open on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Visitors can enjoy creative activities during normal Sunday hours, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Military members are recognized for their service year-round at the museum. Active military...

i.d.e.a. Museum board adds new leadership.

MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 25, 2018) – The i.d.e.a. Museum announced its 2018-19 board of directors, officers and honorary members. The board’s leadership will continue to focus on building the museum’s impact in the community and early education efforts through supporting...

Far Out space exhibition attracts new sponsor.

MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 19, 2018) – The i.d.e.a. Museum proudly announces an additional major sponsorship for current exhibition, Far Out: Our Solar System. Bright Health committed its financial support earlier this month, as the company also values supporting the healthy...


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