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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 new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. With a variety of interactive installations and hands-on activities, there's always something new to discover!

Our new Tot Studio, tikitiko, is now open! Inspired by care and empathy, tikitiko is designed for toddlers and caregivers to make meaningful connections around abstract, anthropomorphic forms covered in colorful, soft and furry textiles. 

UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS:
Please note that we are OPEN Tuesday Nov. 26 ad CLOSED Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving).

Neighborhood: Downtown

200 W Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 233-8792
info@thinkplaycreate.org

Hours

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

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Fall + Winter Camps at The New Children’s Museum

The New Children's Museum
Nov 11, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020

When school is out, The New Children’s Museum is in! Our day camps combine hands-on arts activities with creative games and playtime in the Museum park and installations. You can drop in for...

Installations:

  • Whammock! | hand-braided nylon rope crocheted into a 3D climbable sculpture
  • No Rules...Except | room filled with 40+ mattresses and 160+ “pillow” tires
  • The Wonder Sound | a labyrinth of rooms, nooks, ropes and continuous exploration
  • Sketch Aquarium | design a sea creature and watch it come to life
  • Wobbleland | develop important skills as they interact with each food sculpture

Studios + Happenings:

  • Innovators LAB | new projects offered in our makers space every month
  • tikitiko | sensory place designed for the littlest Museum visitors
  • Clay Studio | create art with your hands
  • ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time held every Friday at 10am
  • Paint Studio | paint our Flower Truck the color of the day

More Information

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

Installations:

  • Whammock! | hand-braided nylon rope crocheted into a 3D climbable sculpture
  • No Rules...Except | room filled with 40+ mattresses and 160+ “pillow” tires
  • The Wonder Sound | a labyrinth of rooms, nooks, ropes and continuous exploration
  • Sketch Aquarium | design a sea creature and watch it come to life
  • Wobbleland | develop important skills as they interact with each food sculpture
  • Reconnecting to Home | explore this four-story house

Studios + Happenings:

  • Innovators LAB | new projects offered in our makers space every month
  • tikitiko | sensory place designed for the littlest Museum visitors
  • Clay Studio | create art with your hands
  • ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time held every Friday at 10am
  • Paint Studio | paint our Flower Truck the color of the day
  • Fall, winter, spring and summer camps | 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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