Children learn best from exhibits involving lights and colors, which means you can either take them to a children’s museum or let them rub their eyes too hard. Teach wee ones safely with today’s Groupon to Arizona Museum for Youth in Mesa. Admission is free for children under the age of 1. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get admission for two (a $14 value).
- For $25, you get a 10-visit pass (a $50 value).
Arizona Museum for Youth dazzles pint-size patrons with frequently changing, interactive art exhibits designed for kids age 0–12. ArtVille, an area carefully designed to foster imaginative play, lets kids concoct creative cuisine at the Art’s kitchen, perform an expressive dance in the Art’s studio, and harvest Velcro fruits in the Art’s garden. An interactive classroom in the ArtZone leads tykes to build paper cranes and use the pixel wall-light station to illuminate a design or signal commercial planes passing overhead. The family funhouse also features a line-up of ever-changing exhibits showcasing Warner Brothers’ cartoons, winged creatures, and dragons.
Self-expression and imagination have no age limits. That's the idea behind i.d.e.a. Museum, a gathering place for youngsters to explore art and their own creativity. Rotating exhibitions, which have included glow-in-the-dark portraits and bead art, stimulate children's imaginations as well as the sense of sight. Guests can follow the spark of inspiration and create their own magnum opuses during art classes or in the museum's interactive play area, Artville. Decorated with giant-size paint brushes and other art equipment, Artville presents kids with a colorful array of play stations and even a performance arts center to stage their own productions.