Looking for a night out? Join us for our annual benefit this Saturday, October 14!

The New Children’s Museum invites you to Studio 200, a gala unlike any event you’ll attend this year! Join us on Saturday, October 14 for music, entertainment, food, drinks and art-making, all set in the Museum’s contemporary multi-level downtown venue.

Get ready for high-energy music, creative cocktails and fine cuisine as our contemporary multi-level venue is transformed into the hottest set of clubs this side of the Gaslamp. Keep it cool in the jazz club with youth performers, Dharma Jazz. Then work your way through a seriously groovy 70s club featuring local favorite Atomic Groove, a totally rockin’ 80s venue with San Diego mix master extraordinaire Junior the Disco Punk, and a high-energy Top 40 dance floor with DJ Baltazar.

While the music is going, explore the Museum’s many galleries and indulge your creativity with themed art-making activities. When you need to give your feet a break from dancing, channel your creativity in the Innovators LAB, our interactive art-making studio. Our team of artists has created a unique project just for this event!

After taking an adventure through the various clubs of the Museum, join us for an auction and raffle drawing. Taking inspiration from our arts-based mission, we are featuring some incredible prize packages, including a “Night at the Museum” sleepover and several other Big City Art Experiences that include airfare, hotel, behind-the-scenes artist experiences, dining, and more. Bid on a chance to take a trip to San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the Big Apple and meet with some of the Museum’s favorite artists.

But the party doesn’t end there – sneak into our secret Speakeasy After Party! Open for this night only, our exclusive late-night club will feature unique cocktails, sweet and savory samplings, and ethereal entertainment. As you enjoy the after-hours party, you will be able to sample tasty treats and sip on some delightful handcrafted cocktails at an open bar. You will be treated to a show-stopping performance by local favorite, Imagery Machine. This group of rising stars will seamlessly blend classic new wave with modern indie rock to create an intoxicating sound while you enjoy the final hours of the evening.

We cannot wait to party with you! Purchase general admission tickets, VIP passes, and After-Party tickets to Studio 200 today! All proceeds from Studio 200 directly support our creative and innovative programming for children and families, and help us continue to provide extraordinary opportunities to think, play, and create.

Purchase your tickets today!

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Lower Level Renovations

We’re undergoing some renovations to our Lower Level. Please excuse any construction you may see or hear during your visit-current exhibit spaces will not be impacted.

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