Statement from i.d.e.a. Museum regarding our temporary closure due to coronavirus:

First, our i.d.e.a. Museum staff hopes you and your family are healthy and finding ways to cope during this unprecedented time. For our museum members, donors and supporters, we are grateful for your ongoing support. We miss seeing your smiling faces.


As you know, out of an abundance of caution and to support other preventive measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus), the City of Mesa in mid-March had decided to temporarily suspend all public programs at museums, the Mesa Arts Center, libraries and parks/aquatic centers. This followed state and national executive orders and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Health Services. These temporary closures are until further notice.In the interest of public health and safety amidst this unprecedented situation, the City of Mesa will be reviewing the situation every 30 days, as the city is committed to bringing these programs back as soon as possible. Read the city’s announcement by clicking on this link.

Please note: The i.d.e.a. Museum’s reopen date is dependent on the state of the health crisis and its economic impacts. Rest assured we will keep you up to date about any new developments.

For additional information about City of Mesa closures and impact, please visit


Member & visitor FYIs

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding of the situation. For our valued members, please note your membership remains active and will be extended for the duration of our temporary closure.


While the doors are not open, we want to keep you engaged by posting creative activities for your family on our website, as well as our social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). Additionally, we are sharing resources and articles via our email communications that we hope are of value to your value during these times.


We‘re looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum soon for creative, learning adventures. In the meantime, we hope you and your family are safe and doing well.

Sunnee D. O’Rork
Executive Director, i.d.e.a. Museum