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have any fun plans for this summer?
create art in our summer camps!
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Mass Creativity

Create art at our free creative event!

The Big Exchange

Visit 35 Museums in San Diego!

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.

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  • Starting this Memorial Day, we are OPEN 7 days a week. We hope to see you soon! Visit our website for summer hours.
  • Today we kicked off Blue Star Museums with a special event for military families. Thanks to @usbank @sdge @lockheedmartin The Zable Foundation and the ISSA Family Foundation for generously sponsoring! #bluestarmuseums #newchildrensmusem
  • There is still time to donate to our Sketch Aquarium and get your very own fish on the wall! Visit our website to learn more! Photo repost from @kindfamilyof3
  • Who's ready for some new Museum Store inventory?! We're excited to announce that we've partnered with @karmapharmaorganics to bring you amazing, San Diego locally made organic products for you and your little one! #local #newchildrensmusem #retail
  • Ring, ring ☎️ Calling for the weekend, were ready for you! #happyfriday #weekendfeels #newchildrensmuseum #repost  @fini.o.cosby
  • We're celebrating #InternationalMuseumDay by sharing some of our favorite visitor photos! #newchildrensmuseum #museumlife #artmaking


We’re open 7 days a week starting Memorial Day!