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The New Children's Museum

The New Children’s Museum celebrated the opening of its new home located in downtown San Diego’s Marina District with a free, community block party on May 4, 2008.

The Museum, an environmentally sustainable building designed by architect Rob Wellington Quigley, provides a dynamic, playful public space and community center for children and families—a place to experience exciting art exhibitions, hands-on studio projects, performances, birthday parties, in-depth classes, camps and educational programs.

Across the street from the new building is a beautiful park, extending the museum visit outdoors with space for running, climbing, family picnics and a view of the trains and trolley going by.

Located at 200 West Island Avenue, the Museum faces Harbor Drive and is well-positioned near the MTS Convention Center Trolley stop, Seaport Village and the Gaslamp Quarter, making it easily reachable to residents and visitors throughout the region.

Members Only Time: Sundays from 9:30-11 a.m.

Admission Pricing
Adults and children over 1: $14
Seniors (65+): $10
Military: $10
Children under 1: FREE
Members: FREE

Upcoming event at The New Children's Museum

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday

  • Friday, February 23, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Make messy art-making fun by joining us for Finger Painting Friday! Finger painting is an immersive art experience that allows children to be completely creative with their work. Better yet, caregivers don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess! Come create your new masterpiece with us at The New Children’s Museum! Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

Sketch Aquarium (Permanent Art Installation)Starts March 26, 2017

'The Wonder Sound' At New Children's MuseumStarts June 25, 2016

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Finger Painting FridayFebruary 23, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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