Make plans to celebrate mom at the i.d.e.a. Museum this May. Create a special Mother’s Day card and other fun art May 7-10 in Art’s Studio. Invite her to a tea party on Saturday, May 11. Or bring mom to the museum for free on Sunday, May 12.

Art Activity: May 7-10

In the studio, children can get creative designing their own heartfelt card to give on Mother’s Day. This is a drop-in activity (supplies provided) included with admission.

Tea Party: May 11

Want to take her out to a special event? Be sure to reserve your spot in person or online for the museum’s Multi-generational Mother’s Day Tea Party from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. This special activity is quickly filling up. Plans include making cucumber sandwiches, decorating a mug for the woman of the hour, sipping tea and building memories. For ages 4 and up.

Free admission for Moms: May 12

On Mother’s Day, the museum again will offer free admission to moms and grandmothers who come in with their children. The museum tends to be quieter on Sundays, which makes for a nice way to enjoy special quality time with each other.

The museum will open during regular hours – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – on Mother’s Day so families may include the museum as part of their plans.

While at the museum

While at the museum, visitors are encouraged to explore the museum’s current exhibition, Junkyard Jungle, where they can view beautiful artworks featuring recycled materials and found items. Additionally, they can learn about the Amazon rainforest and recycling. Activities include making collages of wild beasts and butterflies, exploring the black light rainforest and enjoying imaginary play as biologists, entomologists, zoologists and ecologists.

Visitors may experience more hands-on learning while visiting ArtVille (a socks-only space for ages 4 and young) and the HUB Gallery. Exhibitions throughout the museum feature fun, hands-on activities that support learning, nurture creative thinking and engage families in quality time together.


The i.d.e.a. Museum is a part of the City of Mesa and is supported by the i.d.e.a. Museum Board of Directors, Inc. The board is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide sustainable resources to fulfill i.d.e.a. Museum’s mission through fundraising, advocacy, and partnerships. Its vision is to create infinite possibilities for i.d.e.a. Museum.