It's that time of year again: The New Children's Museum is getting festive and looking forward to celebrating the end of the year with some holiday happenings and exciting upcoming events!


It’s a parents’ date night on Friday, December 8 during our Drink Play Create party! Throw on your best ugly sweater and get ready to party at this 21+ event inspired by art, play and the holidays. Featuring a local DJ, open access to galleries and studios, tacos + donuts, cash bar, free beer samplings, artisan vendors, a date-night raffle and more. This is a night you will NOT want to miss! Tickets are $25 at the door.

Later in the month, we can’t wait to celebrate the New Year with another Pajama Jam! Comfy and cozy is the theme for our family-friendly New Years jammies party! Our annual pajama jam includes New Year’s-themed art activities, games, a dance jam, photo booth, catered dinner and our popular countdown balloon drop. Plus we’ll have drinks for Mom and Dad to celebrate with as well (one ticket provided with each adult ticket). You can purchase your tickets here. Don’t forget: members receive a discount!


There are still a few spots left in some of our December camps! From holiday cooking to art making and more, our camps offer something for everyone. Our day camps combine hands-on arts activities with creative games and playtime in the Museum park and installations. You can drop in for just one day, or join us to think, play, and create all week!

Open Camps:
Monday, December 18 | Community Helpers
Tuesday, December 19 | Beach Day
Wednesday, December 20 | Global Art
Tuesday, December 26 | Cardboard Creations
Wednesday, December 27 | Paint Studio
Thursday, December 28 | Winter Crafts and Creations
Friday, December 29 | Locally Grown



We’re celebrating two important milestones in 2018 – 10 years in as The New Children’s Museum and 35 years in San Diego.

You can be part of this importation celebration! The New Children’s Museum is a non-profit funded by admissions, membership and community support. As we look to the future, we invite you to be part of helping us make this next decade the best yet! Please support our engaging art installations, interactive galleries as well as our access and scholarship programs through a monetary donation, becoming a volunteer, or purchasing a membership. Together we can bring art and creativity to children and families who might not otherwise have the chance to experience it. Your donation will make a profound and enduring difference.

You can support The New Children’s Museum by gifting someone you love with a year of art, creativity and play with an annual membership! In addition to unlimited admission all year long, members receive discounts, exclusive access on Sunday mornings, invitations to special events and other perks. We have different membership levels depending on the number of people your family, starting at just $105. Our prices go up January 1 – so be sure to buy a membership for a friend (or your own family) today!

See our membership page for more information!

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