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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 4 p.m.
Friday 9:30 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
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 events at New Children's Museum

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday

Date Today, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost Free - $12 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Songbirds Music

Friday, Sep. 4
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Family

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Make Friends

Friday, Sep. 11
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Arts & Crafts

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Sensory Sensations

Friday, Sep. 18
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Arts & Crafts

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday

Friday, Sep. 25
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Family
Event Time Category

'Eureka!' Grand Opening Celebration At The New Children's Museum

Saturday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. Arts

Ongoing events at New Children's Museum

Event Time Category

2015 Summer Camps At The New Children's Museum

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

2015 Summer Camps At The New Children's Museum

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

2015 Summer Camps At The New Children's Museum

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Arts

2015 Summer Camps At The New Children's Museum

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

2015 Summer Camps At The New Children's Museum

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

2015 Summer Camps At The New Children's Museum

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

2015 Summer Camps At The New Children's Museum

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

Superhero Studio

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

Superhero Studio

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

Superhero Studio

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

Superhero Studio

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

Superhero Studio

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

Superhero Studio

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

Superhero Studio

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

Past events