All three Downtown Mesa museums – i.d.e.a. Museum, Arizona Museum of Natural History (AZMNH), and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum – will be open during the July 4 holiday.

The i.d.e.a. Museum will be open 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, while AZMNH and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum will be open 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Both i.d.e.a. and AZMNH are opening new exhibitions. Learn more about these three new experiences: Robo Art, 75,000,000 BC and Ologies!: The Science of Anthropology and Paleontology by reading our press release here.

And don’t miss Angel Cabrales’ reimagined SciFi-inspired parallel universe in The Uncolonized: A Vision in the Parallel exhibition – now through Aug. 8 – at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. Additionally, check out these exhibitions: Passage, a collaborative site-specific installation of 7,000+ unfired clay beads symbolizing lives lost on the US-Mexico border; The Myth of the Incomplete Self (El mito del yo incompleto); and Docents Select: Indigenous Americas.


Find timed entries on each museum’s website. Reservations are strongly recommended during busy summer months. You may also buy tickets at the door.

Admission to Arizona Museum of Natural History is $7 for children ages 3-12 and $13 for ages 13 and up; museum members are free. At the i.d.e.a. Museum, admission is $9 for ages 1 and up. Members and babies 11 months and younger are free. Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is free, but reservations are recommended.

Museum activities, tickets and more at and

Learn more about Robo Art at the i.d.e.a. Museum.