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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 529 Toddler Time

  • Friday, October 25, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The New Children’s Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10am, made possible by the generous support of ScholarShare 529. Our toddler program values the whole child and supports healthy bodies and minds, with music, movement and social play for young children. Our Toddler Time is free with admission. Event Themes: Septembre 13: Sound + Color September 20: Puppet Play September 27: Finger Painting October 4: Story ... Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

Little ChefsStarts October 7, 2019

'Whammock!'Starts June 15, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler TimeOctober 25, 2019

Brownie Paint Studio WorkshopOctober 26, 2019

Educators' Night OutOctober 29, 2019

Yoga MorningsNovember 2, 2019

Studio 200: Into The FutureNovember 9, 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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