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The New Children's Museum tickets

Gate Prices Adult $13.00
Child (3-12) $13.00

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. Featuring a wide array of art and inspiring creativity through a range of topics, exhibitions include Childsplay (2008), Animal Art (2010), TRASH (2011), Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food (2013) and Eureka! (2015).

Across the street from the building is a beautiful park 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.

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Getting In

Present your pass 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;
Sunday, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm


Tuesdays (Labor Day-Memorial Day), Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's 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

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