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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 Toddler Time: Sensory Sensations

Date Friday, May 29, 10 a.m.
Cost Free - $12
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Story Time

Friday, Jun. 5
10 a.m. Arts

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Make Friends

Friday, Jun. 12
10 a.m. Arts & Crafts

Summer Camp Open House

Friday, Jun. 12
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Arts & Crafts

VON'S Handmade Holidays: Papa Corn

Saturday, Jun. 13
11 a.m. Arts & Crafts

New Children's Museum: Target Dollar Second Sundays

Sunday, Jun. 14
noon – 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Slime Time

Friday, Jun. 19
10 a.m. Arts & Crafts

Mass Creativity Day Celebration

Saturday, Jun. 20
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arts

Finger Painting Friday

Friday, Jun. 26
10 a.m. Arts

Ongoing events at New Children's Museum

Event Time Category

New Children's Museum: Mass Creativity Workshop

Every Sunday
noon - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts

New Children's Museum: Mass Creativity Workshop

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts

New Children's Museum: Mass Creativity Workshop

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts

New Children's Museum: Mass Creativity Workshop

Every Wednesday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts

New Children's Museum: Mass Creativity Workshop

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts

New Children's Museum: Mass Creativity Workshop

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts

New Children's Museum: Mass Creativity Workshop

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Arts & Crafts

Past events