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The New Children's Museum

Think, play & create at The New Children's Museum!

The New Children's Museum is a dynamic new model of a children's museum that provides inventive and engaging art experiences. It brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity - blending elements of art museum and children's museum. The Museum stimulates imagination, inquisitiveness and innovative thinking by exhibiting participatory works of art by contemporary artists. It empowers children through fun-filled exhibitions, hands-on art making activities, special artistic performances, and educational experiences. Kids are insprired to see the world through the language of art.

The New Children's 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.

 

Neighborhood: Downtown

200 W Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 233-8792
info@thinkplaycreate.org

Hours


Monday & Wednesday-Saturday: 9:30am to 4pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Members Only Time:
Sunday: 9:30am to 11am

Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

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Events to check out

Event

Little Artists

The New Children's Museum
Apr 15 - May 20, 2019

Little Learners Club is a 6-week, early childhood enrichment class for littles (ages 18 months-3 years) and their caregivers! This program is an opportunity to strengthen your little one’s fine...

Event

ScholarShare 592: Little Innovators

The New Children's Museum
Apr 19, 2019

Our 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...

Event

Toddler Time: Finger Painting Friday

The New Children's Museum
Apr 26, 2019

Our Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10am. Our toddler program values the whole child and supports healthy bodies and minds, with music, movement and...

Event

Summer Camps at The New Children’s Museum

The New Children's Museum
Jun 10 - Aug 16, 2019

The New Children’s Museum offers camps that are project-based and taught by professional artists and educators. Our camps encourage children to work individually and in small groups, and offer...

Highlights:

  • A must-see stop on any visit to San Diego
  • The Museum is a 50,000 sq. ft. and sustainable 3-story facility
  • Home to galleries, open studios and a park
  • Outdoor activities in adjacent park
  • Studio spaces allow kids to roll up their sleeves and create their own artwork

Don't Miss:

  • New hands-on projects every month
  • Toddler Time held every Friday
  • Fall, winter, spring and summer camps
  • Seasonal happenings! Check our website to see what's going on this season.
  • School visits

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly

Highlights:

  • A must-see stop on any visit to San Diego
  • The Museum is a 50,000 sq. ft. and sustainable 3-story facility
  • Home to galleries, open studios and a park
  • Outdoor activities in adjacent park
  • Studio spaces allow kids to roll up their sleeves and create their own artwork

Don't Miss:

  • New hands-on projects every month
  • Toddler Time held every Friday
  • Fall, winter, spring and summer camps
  • Seasonal happenings! Check our website to see what's going on this season.
  • School visits

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior

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