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Yoga Mornings

Sept. 21 | 8:30-9:30am

new tot studio: tikitiko

Opens Oct. 11

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On June 12, 2019, The New Children’s Museum received the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). We were one of only five museums selected, and the only children’s museum. Watch our video with artist Rizzhel Javier. Or see the IMLS site to learn more about the award.

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  • Membership has its perks ✨ Enjoy Members Only Time every Sunday from 9:30-11am and discounts on camps, parking, birthdays, Bean Sprouts Cafe, our Pop Up Shop and ticketed events (including Yoga Mornings tomorrow)! Also, get early access to new studios and installations! Our next Members Only Opening is on Oct. 11 at 8:30am for our new Tot Studio, tikitiko.
  • A new toddler space is coming 🥳 Friendly reminder that Tot Studio’s last open day will be Monday, Sept. 23 (be sure to visit this week)! Tot Studio will be closed for construction until October 10. Our new toddler space, tikitiko, will open to the public Friday, Oct. 11 at 10am. Members get a sneak peak at 8:30am!
  • Tot Studio is being reimagined by artist-in-residence, Tanya Aguiñiga! Inspired by care and empathy, the new Tot Studio, called tikitiko, will display a non-verbal and visual language of nurture and well-being in new and imaginative ways. In preparation for this transformation, Tot Studio will be closed starting Wednesday, September 25 and tikitiko will open Friday, October 11.
  • Our next Studio by the Bay Family Day is this Saturday from 10am-2pm! Join us at Seaport Village for free art-making, including experimenting with spray art techniques and learning from working artists!
  • Registration for fall + winter day camps is now open ‼️ Our campers enjoy access to the Museum’s installations, hands-on art activities and creative games with their peers. Reserve your spot today! More info on our website.
  • We are OPEN! Thank you for being patient during our annual closure for deep cleaning. All studios + installations have gotten extra TLC this week and are ready for a busy weekend full of play! | Friendly reminder that our back to school hours are in full swing and we will be closed on Tuesdays.

Yoga Mornings

Find your zen at Yoga Mornings on September 21 from 8:30-9:30am. Classes are offered at the Museum select Saturdays and are led by CorePower Yoga instructors. Must be ages 18+.