Event Type

Search More


Arizona Museum For Youth

35 N. Robson Mesa, AZ 85201 | Mesa | 480-644-2467

Location Description:

When it was founded in 1980 the Arizona Museum for Youth was the only childrens museum in the United States dedicated specifically to fine art. The museum was the dream of philanthropists Jack and John Whiteman and has become a place for Valley residents to introduce children to the world of art and discover self-expression. Exhibits at the museum include both traditional art displays and participatory components that allow children to explore the fine arts as well as their own creativity. The museum is housed inside what used to be a grocery store and one exhibit, Artville, is a mini-sized art-focused town for kids. The museum gift shop is also a great place to find affordable gifts for kids including a variety of books, educational toys and more.

Related Stories (7)

Related Stories

  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    Photography, crafts, and the Phoenix Coyotes round out the five things you have to do in the Valley this week. "Western Eye Photography" @ Eric Fischl Gallery This year, the 2013 Western...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    It seems text messaging dumbs us down, but games like Words With Friends expand our appreciation for the English language -- thank you, triple letter score “qi.” You don’t...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    This summer the Arizona Museum of Youth is encouraging people of all ages and imaginations to dream big with its exhibition, "Dream On." With plenty of interactive art installations for the...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Movies like The Day After Tomorrow, Twister, and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs are a testament to mankind’s obsession with extreme weather -- even if the details are a little...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Dorothy Gale contended that there's no place like home. But if we recall correctly her extended dream sequence that included a trip to Oz, it would seem that all she really needed throughout...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Things you likely miss from your long gone childhood: pretending to be a superhero (without catching judgmental stares), melodramatically avoiding ever-present cooties, and devoting entire...
  • Calendar: Featured Events
    Have you ever seen a child wandering through a gallery stop short in front of a work of art and exclaim, "Whoa! Cool!"? If you haven't, then you have never been to Mesa's Arizona Museum for...

Best of Award Recipient

Business Description

The Arizona Museum for Youth [AMY] provides art education through creative play and seeks to instill a passion for lifelong learning in art and art appreciation through self-expression, hands-on learning, and participant-centered programs.