You're Invited!

want to create art and celebrate creativity?
join us for mass creativity on june 24!
Mass Creativity

Sketch Aquarium

Display your name at our newest installation

Parent + Child Camp

Create art with your children this summer!

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 and optimism.

our programs and events engage and inspire


the theory of change
— why play & art matters

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.

Join Our Cause

@thenewchildrensmuseum Follow Us

  • Get your smile on this Friday morning at Toddler Time! See you at 10am! #toddlers #newchildrensmuseum presented by @scholarshare529
  • Did you know that our Museum has its own blog?? Learn more about our institution and the team that works here!
  • We love this picture by @trechaneshow of her little one in front of our Rainhouse 💕 #repost #newchildrensmuseum #art #tbt
  • Sunglasses on and ready for summer 💁 Celebrate the start of the sunny season with us this Friday at 10am for Toddler Time: WaterPlay @scholarshare529 #newchildrensmuseum #toddlers #toddlertime
  • Our fish need your help! Click donate on our website to contribute to Sketch Aquarium today- for $250 you can get your or your child's name on a permanent display! #sandiegononprofit #newchildrensmuseum #art
  • Have you dropped by The Community Gallery yet? This new space allows visitors to see, share and make art together!


Please note that Island Avenue will be closed from June 23-24 for Mass Creativity.