150 W. Pepper Place,
Mesa, Arizona 85201
480.644.2468 (live)
480.644.idea (4332) (recorded)

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General admission is regularly $9 for everyone age 1 and over and includes entry into the entire museum. Admission is FREE for members and those under age 1 year.

Method of Payment:
The museum accepts cash, checks and major credit cards.

Admission Policy

Please be sure to read about changes we’ve made for our reopening.

COVID-19 Warning: We have taken enhanced health and safety precautions to protect you, other guests, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the i.d.e.a. Museum. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the i.d.e.a. Museum, you voluntarily assume the risk related to exposure to COVID-19.

The i.d.e.a. Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines.


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday and most holidays.

Holiday Schedule: 

Christmas Eve, Sat., Dec. 24 – Closed

Christmas Day, Sun., 25 – Closed

New Year’s Eve, Sat., Dec. 31 – Open

New Years Day, Sun., Jan. 1 – Closed

Learn more.


Free. There are two public parking lots located next to the facility and numerous street parking spaces available. Additional parking is available at the lot on the corner of Macdonald and Pepper Place, as well as the City of Mesa parking lot on the corner of Macdonald and First Street across from Queen of Peace church. This fenced lot on the corner of Macdonald and Pepper Place opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

Schools & Groups

Note: We have launched virtual field trips via the City of Mesa Arts & Culture Department’s Learning Reimagined program. Click here for more info.

During normal operations, organized groups with more than 10 people must make a reservation five days in advance of a planned visit. Several tour program options are available. Please review our Groups & Tours page for more information.


During our initial reopening, the museum’s Snackery will be closed.

No food/drinks are allowed in the galleries.

Several kid-friendly restaurants are within walking distance of the museum (a few blocks). A list of options is available at our Visitors Services desk.


The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Read more museum accessibility FYIs online, and check out our What to Expect page to prepare for your museum adventure.

Donation Request

We are temporarily unable to honor donation pass requests as the museum is currently not accepting coupons/vouchers/passes for museum admission.  Please check back as this situation will change.

We receive a high number of donation requests; review/processing may take several weeks. We appreciate your patience.