Quarterly Free Sundays and Museums for All help make creative experiences accessible for all at the i.d.e.a. Museum in downtown Mesa. The next free day is tomorrow, March 4. Complimentary admission on quarterly Free Sundays is made possible through financial support by individual donors and grants that fund the museum’s Access for All programs.
The museum attracts a larger attendance on free days, so the museum also offers a discount admission for low-income families via the Museums for All program. This enables families with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to visit the i.d.e.a. Museum during times convenient for their families. By showing their EBT card, admission is $3 per person.
“We’re committed to being accessible, so families can spend quality time together creating art and nurturing creative thinking” said i.d.e.a. Museum Executive Director Sunnee O’Rork. “Quarterly Free Sundays and Museums for All helps us be open to everyone in our community”
Visitors during the upcoming Free Sunday will be able to enjoy the Sonoran Safari exhibition, which features art and hand-on activities aimed at learning about the landscape and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert.
The HUB Gallery and ArtVille also provide many engaging interactives, such as:
- Building a new invention in Rigamajig.
- Testing your recycling knowledge with the Recycle Fun touch-screen game.
- Designing a dream machine in Robot Corner.
- Creating an artwork electronically in iArt.
- Playing with soft blocks and imagination in ArtVille, a space designed for children ages 0-4 and their caregivers. Be sure to check out the new library, vet clinic and café. (Note: Socks are required for everyone entering ArtVille)
For more information on museum activities, visit: www.ideaMuseum.org.