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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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  • 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.
  • Find your zen with us at 8:30am this Saturday, Sept. 7 at our next Yoga Mornings! Classes are friendly to all levels of difficulty and are led by @corepoweryoga instructors. Bring your mat and join us in our creative space. | Participants must be 18+. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. 90-minute parking is available in the Museum garage for $5.
  • Our back-to-school hours are here! The Museum will be closed Sept. 3, 4 + 5 for deep cleaning and will be closed on Tuesdays until Memorial Day. Check our calendar before visiting!

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+.