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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: Sound & Color

  • Friday, December 14, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The New Children's Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m., 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 Friday morning toddler time is free with admission. Read more

All upcoming events at The New Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum Offering Discounted Memberships Throughout DecemberStarts December 1, 2018

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Sound & ColorDecember 14, 2018

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Sights, Sounds & TexturesDecember 21, 2018

Winter Day Camps: Time & SpaceDecember 21, 2018

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Finger PaintingDecember 28, 2018

Honda Family Night Out: Pajama JamDecember 29, 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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