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Learn more about our first-ever Family Mess Fest on September 27 from 5pm – 8pm!



Introducing the wonder of creativity can change a child’s life. By encouraging children to tap into their natural curiosity, we help transform who they are, how they see things and set them on the path to be more successful adults.

We believe all children should have the opportunity to think, play and create - which is why 30% of our visitors come for free through our community access programs: free Title 1 School Visits, Check Out The New Children's Museum library program, Blue Star Museums, Mass Creativity Day, Target Free Second Sundays and our pARTners in Creativity enrichment program. Click here to learn why creativity matters and how to help us continue to inspire creativity.

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Think, play and create all year long!  Starting at just $80, membership offers free admission all year long, special events, members only time, discounts and much more! 


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Summer Hours

Monday - Saturday 
Sunday 12pm-4pm

Members Only
Family Time
Sundays 10am–12pm

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Upcoming Events

August 22

ScholarShare's Finger Painting Friday: Lemon-Lime Studio: 10:30am - 12pm

August 29

NCM and ScholarShare at Westfield UTC: 10am - 12pm

Toddler Programming: Story Time with author and illustrator Luciana Navarro Powell: 10:30am - 12pm

September 2

Community Outreach: NCM Whole Foods Market: Del Mar Store: 10:30am - 11:30am

September 5

First 5 First Fridays: Spanish and Me: 10:30am

September 6

Banfield Future Vet Program: 10:30am

September 7

Members' Only Grandparents' Day: 10am - 12pm

September 9

Community Outreach: NCM Whole Foods Market: Hillcrest Store: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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