More space to think, play and create

Imagine a place where multi-generational audiences can unleash their creativity, sparking new ideas and joy with every visit. For over 40 years, The New Children’s Museum has been that place for our diverse community. Now, we need your support to expand capacity and welcome more young artists and thinkers. With your support, by the end of 2024, visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy over 8,600 additional square feet for art-making, learning, and playing. Give to help us evolve and inspire creativity for everyone.


A future for creativity and exploration you can support

Picture a young artist discovering their passion in our newly expanded, vibrant studio. Our remodel will expand our art-making studio, allowing up to 60,000 visitors per year to enjoy the magic of creativity. We need your support to make this happen. Your contribution will help us create a future filled with possibilities for all our visitors.

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Experience More with Your Membership

Visualize families discovering something new and exciting on every visit to The New Children’s Museum. With our expansion, we’re extending our reach to serve older children, teens, and beyond providing workshops with world-renowned artists and immersive art installations for a broader age range. Each gift you give makes these enriching experiences possible, helping families across San Diego County, from toddlers to teenagers, explore and enjoy the endless wonders our museum has to offer.


Your Contribution Unlocks Creativity

Think of the impact your gift can have. Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us closer to inspiring the next generation of artists, makers, and problem-solvers.

Your contribution can help:

  • Complete the 3-level expansion of The New Children’s Museum, including an expanded art studio, gallery space, and education annex.
  • Launch vacation week camps for visitors ages 8-12, an Art Afterschool programs for ages 8-18, and expanded teen programs for ages 14-18.
  • Provide free and reduced entry for more qualifying families, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the benefits of our creative space.

Growing together

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