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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

Wine + Paint

  • Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Join us for a Valentine’s Day themed Wine + Paint Night! Guests will enjoy a step-by-step painting demonstration inspired by the holiday and one of our newest installations, Whammock!. Participants must be 21+. Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

ScholarShare 529 Toddler TimeStarts January 3, 2020

'Whammock!'Starts June 15, 2019

Wine + PaintFebruary 5, 2020

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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