Sketch Aquarium is an interactive art installation designed by Japanese artist collective, TeamLab.
A collection of custom-made plywood furniture, fabric, cardboard boxes, ropes and other loose parts that can be shifted and remade by children and adults.
Nature Matching System
A mural comprised of a grid of rectangles, with each rectangle representing a Pantone® color matched to the shade of a fruit or vegetable.
An active space for toddlers (4 years and under), in which they can play with food sculptures!
Desert Derby is a landscape of reservoirs and roads inspired by Southern California’s true nature as an engineered phenomenon in the desert.
A balloon, shaped and built by the people of Tijuana and San Diego, symbolizes California’s dual nature as an artwork created for the region.
Reconnecting to Home
A four-story house featuring California architectural styles from different time periods and locales throughout the Golden State.
The Rain House
The Rain House evolved from the idea of offering a creative space where children could play as they might on a rainy day at home.
This library offers visitors a quiet place to relax and explore the infinite possibilities that books and quiet time can present.
The Cash Machine happily sucks up your offering of dollar bills and pushes it through a maze of tubes, bells and spinning instruments.
An 11’ x 14’ sandbox that acts as a platform for presenting engaging new video and other time-based artworks.
Connect the Drops
A partnership with The Ecology Center to share practical tips on reducing your “water footprint.”
This colorful project is a playful way to engage with the idea of constant transformation.
In Car-a-oke, a karaoke makeover transforms the California car into a place for connection and shared memories.
Low & Slow
The truck is a “rolling social sculpture” – an artwork and gallery that can move through the city to deliver art experiences.
The Cryptographers Club Spy Headquarters
In this unusual "spy clubhouse," you can use tools, training and even a friend to help you find messages, crack the code and more!
Food Truckin’ is an art installation that lets visitors customize their own food delivery vehicles and role-play transportation and distribution.
The Sound Kitchen is an interactive studio where you can play, sing and record your own musical creations.
The Fruit of the Gods
The Fruit of the Gods is a colorful inflatable play sculpture designed uniquely for The New Children’s Museum.
Wind Vessel makes wind power - a resource we often take for granted - visible. This artwork challenges us to think artistically and scientifically.
S.O.S. 5p.m. West
This project is a chicken coop installed in the Museum’s Outdoor Terrace located on the Lower Level and visible from different vantage points.
In this art installation, the artists focus on the iconic symbol of the dining room table and capture the messy and joyous process of foods.
I Made This For You
A festive environment resembling a professional bakery and cake shop where visitors can sculpt “treats” out of clay.
The Rainbow Bridge is an installation that transforms The New Children’s Museum’s main entryway, a pedestrian bridge, into a magical gateway via a custom-designed wallpaper.
Art StudiosDrop in anytime
Tot Studio is our exciting sensory space designed exclusively for the littlest Museum visitors.
Tot Studio: Soundscapes
Sunday, 10:30-11:30 (Members-Only)
Innovators LAB is our Museum's very own makerspace!
Hammer, String & Nails
Create a mixed-media sculpture! Weekdays & Weekends 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm
TIPS FOR WORKSHOP: Ages 6+. Visitors will need to sign up for workshops on the sign-up sheet outside of the studio. Closed toes shoes required.
Our Clay Studio offers children and adults alike the chance to create art with their hands.
Our Paint Studio features a covered wagon and other desert-inspired elements awaiting your artistic touch!
Our Museum Spy Agency is continuing recruitment. Seek out a Museum Play Worker to join.
Experiment with a variety of bubble wands to blow bubbles of all shapes and sizes in our Museum park.