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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

Storytime For Littles With Sarah Pennypacker

  • Thursday, March 2, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Join us for a special storytime event on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Jon Klassen will be reading and sharing from their illustrated children’s books in our new Make/Shift installation! NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

Innovators LABStarts January 2, 2017

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

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

Storytime For Littles With Sarah PennypackerMarch 2, 2017

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Story TimeMarch 3, 2017

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Make FriendsMarch 10, 2017

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Sensory SensationsMarch 17, 2017

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting FridayMarch 24, 2017

Eat Better Art: Cooking Around The WorldMay 13, 2017

Eat Better Art: Reimagining The School LunchAugust 12, 2017

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