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New Children's Museum

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Business hours

Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Adults: $10
Children (1+): $10
Children (under 1): FREE
NCM Member: FREE
Seniors 65+: $5
Military w/ID: $5
We accept cash and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)

Upcoming events at New Children's Museum

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ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Songbirds Music

Date Friday, April 3, 10 a.m.
Cost Free - $12
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Scholarshare's Toddler Time: Garden Harvest

Friday, Apr. 10
10 a.m. Arts

Target Free Second Sunday

Sunday, Apr. 12
noon – 4 p.m. Family

Scholarshare's Toddler Time: Yen 4 Zen

Friday, Apr. 17
10 a.m. Arts

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday

Friday, Apr. 24
10 a.m. – noon Arts
Event Time Category

Summer Camp Open House

Friday, Jun. 12
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Arts

Past events