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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.

Members Only Time: Sundays from 9:30-11 a.m.

Admission Pricing
Adults and children over 1: $14
Seniors (65+): $10
Military: $10
Children under 1: FREE
Members: FREE

Upcoming event at The New Children's Museum

Mass Creativity Day 2018

  • Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The New Children’s Museum’s Mass Creativity program is a series of outreach workshops designed to inspire imagination and creativity, and make hands-on art-making accessible to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. The Mass Creativity program consists of complimentary workshops in diverse communities in San Diego that take place April - June and culminates in a free all-day event at the Museum. This year’s Mass Creativity ... Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

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

Mass Creativity Day 2018June 23, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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