Inspiring children through art and creativity

Our mission: 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.

Our vision:  To address a critical need in our society and become a leader in engaging children through contemporary art in order to develop the skills needed for the 21st century.

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, 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.

Accessibility Morning!

Join us Saturday, August 25th from 8:00am to 9:30am for a variety of high-sensory activities and designated sensory-break zones. Our Accessibility Mornings give special needs families the opportunity to explore the Museum with comfort and safety before the Museum opens to the general public. Register here!