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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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Kids Go Free to the New Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Children 12 and under receive free entry with the full price paid admission of at least one accompanying adult. Valid for 2 children per paid adult. Does not apply to specially ticketed events, Maker...

Events to check out

Event

Little Learners: Little Maestros

The New Children's Museum
Oct 8 - Oct 29, 2018

Join us for our 4-week, early childhood enrichment class for littles (ages 18 months-3 years) and their caregivers! Little Learners Club is an opportunity to strengthen your little one’s fine...

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ScholarShare 529: Toddler Time Finger Painting

The New Children's Museum
Oct 26, 2018

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 and...

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Celebrating Family | Celebrando a la Familia

The New Children's Museum
Nov 2, 2018

Workshop times: 11am, 1pm, 2pm Join us in the Innovators LAB for a special workshop inspired by family, traditions and Mexican folk art.  Create a nicho (miniature shadow box) or craft a small...

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Studio 200 on Island

The New Children's Museum
Nov 10, 2018

Called the best decade by some, not only did the 80s bring us MTV, big hair, legwarmers and over-the-top catch phrases, it was the decade our nonprofit children’s museum opened! We’re...

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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