Inspiring children through art and creativity

The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.

We believe all children should have access to the creative process and arts of the highest quality. We provide free and discounted admission through ongoing public programs like “Check Out NCM” library memberships, Target Family Day, Blue Star Museums and Kids Free October. We also provide group visits for many children and families from diverse communities throughout San Diego County through our Mass Creativity Program, Title 1 Access program, pARTners in Creativity and more.

The New Children’s Museum unlocks children’s innate creativity by exposing them to art and the creative process.


Please note that Island Avenue will be closed from June 23-24 for Mass Creativity.