Members Only Family Time: Every Sunday, 10am–12pm
Sunset Saturdays: Every 4th Saturday,10am–6pm
Target Free Second Sunday, 12pm–4pm
The Museum is located at 200 West Island Avenue in downtown San Diego.
Children (1+): $10
Children (under 1): FREE
NCM Member: FREE
Seniors 65+: $5
Military w/ID: $5
We accept cash and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)
New Year's Day, January 1
Independence Day, July 4
Christmas Day, December 25
NCM will be closed beginning on September 10, 2013 to prepare for the launch of our NEW exhibition! The Museum will reopen to the public on October 13, 2013.
NCM is a place where kids of all ages, from toddler to teen, are encouraged to think, play and create. Some areas and activities are age specific—like Barn Dance for toddlers—while other parts of the Museum are designed to engage older visitors.
Visit a nearby family friendly restaurant from our preferred list. Just present your membership card and/or admissions receipt to receive the special discount offers.
In order to make everyone’s Museum experience a positive one, we ask all visitors to read and follow our Museum rules. These rules are based on safety, common sense, and courtesy to other visitors.
NCM is committed to serving visitors with special needs. Our building is equipped with three elevators as well as wheelchair friendly flooring throughout. Museum Guides are trained to help visitors with special needs.