arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

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!

NEW 2020 HOURS
The Museum has extended its hours and is now open 7 days a week! More info on thinkplaycreate.org.

Neighborhood: Downtown

200 W Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Get Directions

Contact Info

(619) 233-8792
info@thinkplaycreate.org

Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
Members Only Time Sunday: 9-11am
Please check The New Children's Museum's website for early or special closures before visiting.

Social

Event

Mingei Pop Up Workshop

The New Children's Museum
Sep 4, 2020

September 4 | 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm Join Mingei International Museum at The New Children's Museum to celebrate Dia de la Raza by creating Mexican folk art-inspired Picado de Papel. Traditionally...

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
  • Total Number of Seats: 1,000

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up

Visitor planning guide

For the ultimate guide to planning your San Diego vacation, view and download the San Diego Visitor Planning Guide, packed with useful information that will help you plan the perfect San Diego getaway.

Download

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish