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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.

Admission
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

Scholarshare’s Finger Painting Friday: Spaghetti Studio

Date Friday, September 26, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Cost Free - $10
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Family Mess Fest

Saturday, Sep. 27
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Family
Event Time Category

First Fridays: Nightingale Music

Friday, Oct. 3
10:30 a.m. Family

ScholarShare’s Toddler Time: Make Friends!

Friday, Oct. 10
10:30 a.m. – noon Family

Target Free Second Sunday

Sunday, Oct. 12
noon – 4 p.m. Arts

Whole Foods Market Friday: Feast On Healthy Snacks

Friday, Oct. 17
10:30 a.m. Family

VONS Handmade Holidays: Creepy Claws

Saturday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. – 4 a.m. Arts & Crafts

VONS Handmade Holidays: Creepy Claws

Sunday, Oct. 19
10 a.m. – 4 a.m. Arts & Crafts

ScholarShare’s Finger Painting Friday: Pumpkin Spice Paintings

Friday, Oct. 24
10:30 a.m. Arts

Toddler Time: Boo! It’s Halloween Story Time

Friday, Oct. 31
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Books

Ongoing events at New Children's Museum

Event Time Category

NCM Exhibition 'Feast: The Art Of Playing With Your Food'

Every Sunday
noon - 4 p.m. Arts

NCM Exhibition 'Feast: The Art Of Playing With Your Food'

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

NCM Exhibition 'Feast: The Art Of Playing With Your Food'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

NCM Exhibition 'Feast: The Art Of Playing With Your Food'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

NCM Exhibition 'Feast: The Art Of Playing With Your Food'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

NCM Exhibition 'Feast: The Art Of Playing With Your Food'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

New Children's Museum Presents 'Open Studios'

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

New Children's Museum Presents 'Open Studios'

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

New Children's Museum Presents 'Open Studios'

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

New Children's Museum Presents 'Open Studios'

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

New Children's Museum Presents 'Open Studios'

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

New Children's Museum Presents 'Open Studios'

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

Past events