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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 that are meaningful to children and families. The Museum 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 and providing a venue for art and play to coexist. The Museum empowers children through fun-filled exhibitions, hands-on art making activities, special artistic performances, and educational experiences. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, The New Children's Museum inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art.

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 & Thursday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Members Only Time:
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Events to check out

Event

ScholarShare's Toddler Time: Sensory Sensations

The New Children's Museum
Mar 17, 2017

The New Children's Museum hosts facilitated toddler programming every Friday morning beginning at 10:00 AM. This program values the whole child by supporting healthy bodies and minds with music,...

Event

Eat Better Art: Cooking Around the World

The New Children's Museum
May 13, 2017

Eat Better Art is a series of artful cooking classes designed to bring parents and children together in the kitchen as they learn about good nutrition and create delicious dishes! Ages 4-6 are...

Highlights:

  • A must-see stop on any visit to San Diego. Ideal for toddlers to teens
  • The 50,000 sq ft sustainable facility houses galleries, open studios and a park
  • Studio spaces allow kids to roll up their sleeves and create their own artwork
  • Outdoor activities in adjacent park
  • Three floors of art, workshops, galleries and studios

Don't Miss:

  • Unlimited possibilities for fun! New hands-on projects every month
  • Toddler Time held every Friday
  • Finger Painting Friday held every fourth Friday of the month

More Information

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

Highlights:

  • A must-see stop on any visit to San Diego. Ideal for toddlers to teens
  • The 50,000 sq ft sustainable facility houses galleries, open studios and a park
  • Studio spaces allow kids to roll up their sleeves and create their own artwork
  • Outdoor activities in adjacent park
  • Three floors of art, workshops, galleries and studios
  • Three floors of art, workshops, galleries and studios

Don't Miss:

  • Unlimited possibilities for fun! New hands-on projects every month
  • Toddler Time held every Friday
  • Finger Painting Friday held every fourth Friday of the month

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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