check out our newest installation now open

Drink Play Create

August 15 | 6-9pm

Little Learners Club

Classes start August 19

National Medal Winner!

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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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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  • Now that Comic-Con is over, we are back to our regular summer hours 🤩 
Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-4pm
Sunday: 11am-4pm
  • Membership perk alert 🚨 The Museum is CLOSED for Comic-Con tomorrow through Sunday, July 21 - but don’t be sad! Our members get FREE reciprocal admission to 5 other San Diego museums! Museums include: San Diego History Center, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Fleet Science Center, USS Midway Museum + California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Visit our website for details.
  • Comic-Con is almost here! The Museum will be CLOSED Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21. Comic-Con parking is available for purchase in the Museum garage during this time.
  • We can’t get enough of Whammock! 🥳 Visitors can climb, slide, swing and rest. How will you enjoy our newest installation?
  • There’s always something to SMILE about here at The New Children’s Museum 🌟 Featuring our entry bridge, SMILE, by @aypanca
  • Registration for our newest Little Learners series is now open! Discover the fun of dancing alongside your little one and explore music, movement and instrument-making together with our Little Movers classes ✨🕺🏼 This series will be led by dancer and educator Kristina “Miss Piggy” Mananquil. This 6-week session begins on August 19 and will take place each Monday through September 30. Visit our website for more information.

Additional Parking

The ABM parking lot is closed until July 29. During this time, Museum guests can park at ABM Westfield Horton Plaza on 298 G St. Validate your ticket at the Museum to receive a discount of $10 for 4 hours.