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Little Learners Club

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Accessibility Morning

hosted on 8/25 for special needs families!

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.

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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  • Full bellies = full ❤️❤️❤️ after a snack  @beansproutscafes inside the Museum.
Adorable photo from: @amandamaugeri #newchildrensmuseum
  • “There is a cactus that grows in the desert full of stamina & strength.” 🌵 Peer into one of the many inspiring rooms of #TheWonderSound by @wesleysambruce 
You may be surprised by what you find! 📷: @westinski #newchildrensmuseum
  • Lately our chalk wall has been bursting with creative activity. We love seeing the art our little visitors leave behind! 📷: @yoryana_u #newchildrensmuseum
  • Rollin’ into Thursday like... 📷: @takethekiddos #newchildrensmuseum
  • Do you love the sound of rain but can’t get any in this San Diego heatwave? Peek into our Rain House, find your favorite book to read and listen to the sweet sound of raindrops ☔️☔️☔️ 📷: @alexismorriss #newchildrensmuseum
  • Vrooooooom vroom! Explore a landscape of reservoirs and roads in our Desert Derby installation 🚗 it had a makeover recently and was installed on our Lower Level! 📷: @theeverydayinbetween #newchildrensmuseum

Accessibility Morning!

Join us Saturday, August 25th from 8:00am to 9:30am for a variety of high-sensory activities and designated sensory-break zones. Our Accessibility Mornings give special needs families the opportunity to explore the Museum with comfort and safety before the Museum opens to the general public. Register here!