Arizona Museum for Youth, Mesa, Arizona

35 N Robson, Mesa, Arizona

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Submitted by: Marisa S.

This place was fantastic.  He held our organization's Holiday Party and Silent Auction here.  What a great place for kids.  My twins had a blast and the space lend itself so perfectly for our party.  The staff was very helpful and accommodating.  We moved furniture around since we had to use several table...

Submitted by: Monica J.

The hubby and I went here last weekend to see the Peanuts exhibit.  He is a big Charles Schulz fan. I had pretty low expectations because 1. It's Mesa and 2. It's a kids museum.  Not exactly how a dink wants to spend their weekend.  But we actually really enjoyed the exhibit. There were a ton of kids there who seemed to have a lot of fun getting dressed up and playing with the props. The exhibit definitely had more to offer kids than adults.  I would have enjoyed seeing more original drafts or signed pictures/copies.  But the descriptions of character development and historical anecdotes of Schulz' life were really interesting. Overall, it looked like this place doesn't have much to offer anyone over the age...

Submitted by: Melissa T.

Okay, so I didn't realize that the areas change themes every so often. And even though the first time I went I had a good experience. But this time they have "baseball history" has the theme and "music in motion". Both areas seem incomplete and lacking. We went through the whole museum and were left with expecting more. For $6.50, although inexpensive, it was not worth it. They need to have more interactive areas. There are too many areas w/paper & markers, like they were just trying to fill the area. And the Artville area is lacking as well. Since this museum is about ART why not have areas where kids can wear a smock and paint or create with play-doh? *A colorful mural would help the inside entry inside of...

Submitted by: Ada G.

This place is pretty cool - it has one area geared towards toddlers with soft building blocks, a playhouse and a little art studio. The other side of the building is for 5+ YO kids. There's a black light room where you can draw on the walls with chalk - we loved that! There's a nice art exhibit from local kids and adults. I liked all the interactiv...

Submitted by: Bri D.

I usually love museums for kids because I love playing with all the interactive stuff they usually have.  This one, eh, not so much.  We only went because they were playing host to a Cactus League exhibit and being the big baseball fans that we are, we obviously had to go.  Admission was fair, $6.50 I believe, so I suppos...

Submitted by: Glenn D.

First off, this is really not a fair review of this place.  I don't have kids nor do I like kids but, regardless of that, they had a Spring Training exhibit that was geared more towards adults and I had to go, so that's why I'm writing this review. It always bugs me when an address is not correct.  The address for this place is on Robson but the only thing on that side of the street is a big wall.  There is no entrance there.  The entrance to this place is on Pepper and it really should be addressed accordingly.  Besides that, this building is not really much to look at.  Compared to the Phx Children's Museum which is AMAZING, this wasn't much. The baseball exhibit was decent but lacking.  It wasn't laid out...

Submitted by: Christine R.

I was told about this place a long time ago and finally went with my son this week.  It was awesome!  We spent our time in Artville where it's totally kidproof and touchable.  It costs an admission fee for kids over 1 so it made sense for us to buy a membership if we planned on coming a few more times.  We'll definitely go back! Update 2011: We still have a membership here, it's not too busy on the weekdays, which I have off in the summertime.  On saturdays it can get kinda crazy - go early if you can.  Bring a sweater if you tend to get cold because the A/C is CRANKED.   Watch out for the people who don't pay attention and let their kids go bonkers in Artville.  That area is meant for ages 0-4 and occasiona...

Submitted by: Marsi W.

This museum is fantastic. We recently visited it on vacation. I have a 8 year old and an almost 5-year old. They have a pretend area for younger kids.  It is a bit young for my kids, but of course they still loved it. The exhibits in the museum were well thought out with opportunities for children to experiment in all different mediums. For example, one ...

Submitted by: Lisa N.

This isn't  a review of the museum itself, but of the special exhibit they were hosting - Jim Henson's Fantastic World.  I couldn't find somewhere to post a review of jus the exhibit. The exhibit is traveling around the country for the next few years - and if you are a Henson Fan you should definitely try to see it.  Here is a list of where it will be http://www.sites.si.ed... The exhibit includes original posters, drawings and notebooks, video clips, as well as Muppets.  Kids will enjoy seeing the Muppets, adults will enjoy the whole exhibit.  At the end was a place for kids to put on a puppet show, make a storyboard and make a face for a Muppet. It was very interesting to get an insight into the genius Hen...

Submitted by: Natalie W.

One of our faves from our days living in Mesa. Housed right down the street from the Southwest Museum, so you can visit both in one culture-filled day! This is truly a hands-on museum where kids -- and adults -- are encouraged to experience art. They offer always-changing exhibits, so you can visit the museum frequently without getting bored, ...

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