Bring Teatro Piñata to life with your support!

This November, a mysterious, pop-up caravan theatre is scheduled to arrive at The New Children’s Museum. But behind its curtains, nothing is as it seems. This is the world of Teatro Piñata, a celebration of the theatre world by artist-in-residence David Israel Reynoso, an Obie award-winning veteran of set and costume design and founder of OPTIKA MODERNA, in collaboration with The New Children’s Museum. In this immersive art installation, Reynoso and his OPTIKA MODERNA collaborators will use the idea of a pop-up caravan theatre as a portal to an expansive and surreal backstage world. Much like a piñata, what’s inside brings delight to children who crack it open. Learn more about Teatro Piñata here.

We invite you to step up on stage and join us in supporting this extraordinary installation. Gifts of $5,000 or more will include 2 VIP tickets to our annual fundraising gala, Studio 200: Be the Art, that includes an exclusive preview of Teatro Piñata by David Israel Reynoso. We hope to see you there!

Give, renew or upgrade your tax-deductible gift to enjoy all of the wonderful benefits listed below. Click “donate” below or contact Lilli-Mari Andresen, Director of Individual Giving, at 619 795 1203 or



  • Multi-year name recognition on installation donor signage
  • Donor recognition on our website and on the Museum lounge TV screen


The above, plus:


The above, plus:

  • Teatro Piñata collectible art kit (limited quantities, first-come first-serve)
  • Invitation to Artist Openings + Receptions

Rain House Circle

The above, plus:

  • Invitation to Mass Creativity Day VIP Donor Lunch on Oct. 23
  • Inclusion on Museum’s annual Donor Wall
  • Complimentary guest passes (up to 10) for downtown + Del Mar locations
  • Inclusion in our Rain House Circle donor program with added benefits throughout the year!


The above, plus:


The above, plus:

  • 2 VIP tickets to Studio 200: Be the Art on Nov. 6 with an exclusive preview of Teatro Piñata with the artist
  • Complimentary parking in the Museum garage
  • Invitation to exclusive cocktail receptions with artists + donors
  • Copy of Museum Catalog publication


The above, plus:

  • Reserve up to 2 hours of private play time in the Museum (must be reserved in advance)


The above benefits are in addition to the corresponding donor level benefits listed here when making a donation.

Masks Required

Masks are required for all guests (ages 2+) regardless of vaccination status. Mesh masks, neck gaiters and face shields are not accepted as mask substitutes. Click here to read our full Safer Play Policy before visiting the Museum.