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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: Puppet Play

  • Friday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Our Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m. 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

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Puppet PlayMay 24, 2019

The San Diego New Children’s Museum Partners With The Enchanted TailMay 26, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Finger Painting May 31, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Story Time June 7, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Sound + Color June 14, 2019

ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Sights, Sounds + Textures June 21, 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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