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The New Children's Museum

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The New Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum Tickets

Gate Prices Adult $12.00
Child (3-12) $12.00

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. The Museum offers opportunities for children of all ages to experience the arts in ways that are meaningful to them, whether it's an energetic romp through the climbing structures, a thoughtful sculpting of a clay figure during a day visit, or recurring participation in camps, workshops and other in-depth programming.

The New Children's Museum empowers children to think, play and create through participatory exhibitions, engaging art-making activities, captivating artistic performances and in-depth educational opportunities. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, the Museum inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art. Featuring a wide array of art and inspiring creativity through a range of topics, exhibitions include Childsplay (2008), Animal Art (2010), TRASH (2011) and our current exhibition, Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food (2013).

Across the street from the building is a beautiful park and a new installation called The Garden Project, extending the museum visit outdoors where visitors can run and climb, have an outdoor lunch and learn about growing your own fruits and vegetables.

Getting In

Present your Go San Diego Card at the admissions counter.


Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday, 9:30 am–4:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Sundays, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm


New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.


The New Children’s Museum offers limited garage parking, which can be accessed from Union Street. Metered parking is available throughout the surrounding neighborhood.


200 West Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Driving Directions

Visit for maps and directions.

Reviews for The New Children's Museum

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[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

Made my day! Two kids and a Happy Mom!
By Hannah mom of 2 from New Hope, PA on
The interactive projects, Albert - the staff
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations New Children's Museum:

I was walking around the area with two kids who were just hot and miserable - then we found the museum on the Discovery Map that they give out in the seaport area. The rest of the day my kids were in heaven. We made projects, Painted an old car and learned about Plarn and Midden Monsters. I would recommend this BEAUTIFUL museum to any mom out there. My son is 5 and daughter 2. I LOVE this place1

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