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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

Scholarshare's Toddler Time: Sights, Sounds, And Textures

  • Today, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Explore materials and colors with your family through sight and sound. Toddlers will have the opportunity to investigate various textures to discover new modes of sensory play. Experience sensory exploration with us! Our Friday morning Toddler Time is free with paid admission. Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

Little MusiciansStarts February 4, 2019

Scholarshare's Toddler Time: Sights, Sounds, And TexturesToday

Accessibility MorningsFebruary 18, 2019

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Finger Painting FridayFebruary 22, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Story TimeMarch 1, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Sound & ColorMarch 8, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Make ArtMarch 15, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Make FriendsMarch 22, 2019

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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