museum happenings

February is Macy’s Museum Month! Visitors are invited to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 museums all month long. You can pick up a Free Museum Month pass at any Macy’s in San Diego, Temecula or Imperial Valley. Find a store near you, starting today, February 1, 2018. Each pass admits up to four people at half price and can be used over and over through the month of February. You’ll also receive an exclusive coupon for up to 20% savings at Macy’s!

During your discounted visit to the Museum, check out our newest installation – Crystal Cortex is finished and hanging in the Museum atrium! In just one week and with the help of our Museum Teaching Artists, artist in residence Jason Hackenwerth constructed this massive 50-foot structure using over 14,000 balloons.

The structure continues to change and evolve each day as the balloons deflate and bend in shape. Be sure to visit this installation while it floats in The New Children’s Museum through March, 2018! You can learn more about Crystal Cortex, Jason Hackenwerth, and other Museum installations through our installations page!

Little Learners Club: Little Yogis

Do you and your toddler need some time to work on aligning your chakras? It’s time for our February Little Learners Club series: Little Yogis! This month will feature a series of yoga classes (recommended for children 18 months to 3 years old) led by early childhood yoga instructor Rebecca Villa of Yen 4 Zen Yoga.

In addition to full Museum access for the day, each class will feature:

– Specialized yoga instruction with fun activities such as music, story time, movement and more!

– Yoga mats for littles

– Snack time

Little Learners Club is an opportunity to strengthen your little one’s fine motor skills as well as expose them to creative and imaginative experiences.

Classes take place on Mondays in February: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 and 2/26. Space is very limited – register today!

REGISTER HERE!

Stay tuned, our next class will be taking place in April!

Accessibility Mornings Program

The New Children’s Museum is proud to host the Accessibility Mornings Program this month! With 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 from 8:00am to 9:30am before the Museum opens to the general public on Monday, February 19.

Admission is $8 per child and free for accompanying adults. Parking fees in our Museum parking garage will be reduced to $5 and can be purchased at the Welcome Desk.

REGISTER HERE!

Camps

It’s already time for spring camps! With two weeks of fun activities, camp attendees with have the opportunity to learn new artistic techniques and make life-long memories. Camps at our Museum combine hands-on art-making activities, creative games and playtime in the park with the opportunity for children to think, play, and create in the Museum’s galleries. From art-making to cooking, break-dancing to design, our camps have something for everyone! Come spend Spring Break with us at the Museum! 2018 Spring Camps will take place March 26-30 and April 9-13.

REGISTER HERE!

And stay tuned our very popular summer camp programming will be open for registration at the end of this month.

For Our Members

Museum Members: You’re Invited to a Members-Only Opening of our New Painted Object during our Members Only Time on March 4! Getting messy and painting on our Paint & Clay Patio has been a visitor favorite throughout our history – whether it was painting a truck, a VW bug, a tractor or our current covered wagon. We’re getting ready to say “happy trails” to the Go West wagon and welcome a NEW retro Painted Object! And we’re celebrating with a special opening between 9:30 and 11:00am on Sunday, March 4.

Come by and be some of the first to paint our new object! Be sure to submit your own #tbt photos from previous painted objects through social media or email. Your photo could be featured in the new installation or featured on social media!

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