Spring Break!

Visit us during spring break!
We’re open 7 days/week from March 1 to April 20
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Birthday Parties

Celebrate birthdays at the Museum!

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think play and create with us all year long!

shaping the next generation of leaders

At The New Children’s Museum, we believe play and art-making promote the skills that our future leaders need: creativity, confidence, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, collaboration, resiliency and optimism. Watch our video to learn more!

our programs and events engage and inspire


why play + art matter

Art inspires innovation

We believe that all children should have access to the creative process and arts of the highest quality. We believe the arts play a critical role in children’s creative, emotional and intellectual development.

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  • Our quarterly 21+ event is back on Thursday, April 11! Join us from 6:30-8:30pm for free food + beverage tastings from local downtown restaurants, live music performed by Aquile from @nbcTheVoice, a virtual reality experience and a chance to win up to $50 gift cards to participating restaurants. Plus, enjoy pub games, a hands-on art activity + full access to our many art installations. Tickets available at thinkplaycreate.org/drink-play-create

Pre-sale tickets: $25
Day-of tickets: $35
  • Did you know you can host your birthday party at the Museum? 🥳 Celebrate in our special party room and enjoy free admission for your guests, discounts in our pop-up shop and on memberships, full access to our hands-on installations + more! Details available on our website.
  • We’re one of 30 finalists for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Services! Tomorrow, we want to hear your stories about the Museum and how it has impacted you. Share your experience on Twitter + Facebook! Be sure to tag us, The Institute of Museum and Library Services and hashtag #IMLSmedals 💛
  • For a summer full of exploration, creativity and fun, check out our summer camps 🎨💛 Hurry, spots fill up fast! Registration info available on our website.
  • Smile, we’re open! We’re celebrating Spring Break by staying open 7 days a week until April 20 🤩 Come visit!
  • Relaxing because it’s Friday (and because we climbed a lot of stairs to get to this floor) 😌

Little Learners: Little Musicians

Registration for our upcoming series, Little Artists, is open! Join us April 15, 22 + 29 and May 6, 13 + 20 for creative mornings led by artist and educator Kristina “Miss Piggy” Mananquil. Click here to register.