i.d.e.a. Museum is built upon the solid and successful 35 year history of the Arizona Museum for Youth, the original, fun, inspiring, and educational hands-on art museum for children and families in the United States. We impact 68,000 visitors annually and have 1,700 member families. Our plan is to reach over 100,000 annually over the next three years under the new brand.
The i.d.e.a. Museum will continue to include the popular art and art-inspired activities, while adding science, engineering and design-thinking in the multi-sensory experiences provided with an increased use of technology to support these offerings and even more opportunities for families to create together. Our purpose is to develop one’s creativity in its many forms, not just art. With your help we will develop one’s ability to think critically -“outside the box”- and problem-solve. We are a place “for your child and the child within you.”
Our mission is to inspire children of all ages to experience their world differently through art, creativity and imagination.