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Museum Month Starts

half-price admission in february!

Wine + Paint Night

FEBRUARY 5 | 6:30-9PM

why do we have "new" in our name?

We’re a new model of children’s museum, with a focus on early learning through contemporary art and play. We change things frequently so you’ll always find something new to explore when you visit.  And for 2020, we have new hours. Check the calendar for programming, events and special closures. Here’s to another year of new!

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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  • Registration for Spring Day Camps is now open! Students ages 4-12 can be signed up for one day or an entire week of creative play and art-making at the Museum while school is out! Spring camps will take place March 30-April 3. Register today at the link in bio before spots fill up!
  • We made a traveling version of Wobbleland in collaboration with artist Marisol Rendón! First stop is right up the coast at the @bayareadiscoverymuseum - opening this Saturday, Jan. 18! Get more info at and experience this popular art installation beyond our museum! 🍉🍊🍅🥕
  • 🚨Giveaway Alert 🚨 Win a pair of tickets to OVO by Cirque du Soleil coming to Viejas Arena March 5-8! This show will immerse you in a world of insects, teeming with joy and amazement! Enter to win by following us and @cirquedusoleil on Instagram, like this post and tag 2 other friends! We’ll announce a winner this Friday, 1/17.
  • The holidays may be over but it’s not too late to purchase a Gift Membership for a friend or yourself! Use code SUGARPLUM19 to get an additional two months on a membership. Offer ends this Friday, Jan.17! Link in bio to buy a membership.
  • Looking forward to sunshine and painting all weekend long! ☀️🎨 Reminder that we’ll be closing early on Monday, Jan. 13 at 1pm for a special event. Check our calendar before visiting!
  • We’re hosting another Wine + Paint Night at the Museum! Join us on Feb. 5, 6:30-9pm for a step-by-step painting demonstration inspired by one of our art installations with complimentary wine and snacks! Register at the link in our bio 🍷🎨

Early Closure

The Museum will close at 4pm on Saturday, Jan. 25 for a private event. Please check our calendar before planning your visit.