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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.

Admission Pricing
Members: FREE
Adults $12
Children (1+): $12
Children (under 1): FREE
Seniors 65+: $8
Military w/ID: $6
We accept cash and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)

Upcoming event at The New Children's Museum

Scholarshare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday

  • Friday, September 29, 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! Join us on Friday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. to create a masterpiece! Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

Innovators LABStarts January 2, 2017

Little MaestrosStarts September 4, 2017

Make/ Shift At The New Children’s Museum Starts January 31, 2017

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

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

Scholarshare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting FridaySeptember 29, 2017

Kids Free In October Launches With Museum Mash UpOctober 1, 2017

Eat Better Art: Eat Local! Exploring San Diego CuisineOctober 7, 2017

Studio 200 At The New Children's MuseumOctober 14, 2017

Educators' Night OutOctober 24, 2017

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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