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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 newest installation, Whammock!, is now open! This interactive, three-dimensional textile environment resembles a giant hammock of colorful crocheted circles, open pockets and dangling pendulums. Whammock! will be located on the Museum’s Upper Level, where children (and adults) will be able to climb, swing, crawl.

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: 9:30am to 4pm
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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Kids Go Free to the New Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

Whammock!, is an interactive, three-dimensional textile sculpture that resembles a giant hammock of colorful crocheted circles, open pockets and hanging pendulums. Children can move upwards through...

Events to check out

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Little Movers

The New Children's Museum
Aug 19 - Sep 30, 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...

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ScholarShare 592 Toddler Time: Sights, Sounds

The New Children's Museum
Aug 23, 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...

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Accessibility Mornings

The New Children's Museum
Aug 24, 2019

Join us for Accessibility Mornings on Saturday, August 24, from 8am to 9:30am. With a variety of high-sensory activities and designated sensory-break zones, our Accessibility Mornings give children...

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Accessibility Mornings

The New Children's Museum
Aug 24, 2019

Join us for Accessibility Mornings, hosted quarterly throughout the year. With a variety of high-sensory activities and designated sensory-break zones, our Accessibility Mornings give special needs...

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ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Finger Painting

The New Children's Museum
Aug 30, 2019

The New Children’s 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...

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ScholarShare 529 Toddler Time: Finger Painting

The New Children's Museum
Aug 30, 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...

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Studio 200: Into the Future

The New Children's Museum
Nov 9, 2019

Each year, The New Children’s Museum transforms its multi-level contemporary space into a vibrant, club-like atmosphere for its annual benefit. On November 9, Studio 200: Into the Future will...

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
  • Tot Studio | 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
  • Tot Studio | 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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