Updates, events and special deals for our members

Check back regularly to get the most out of your membership!  Not a member? Join or renew today!  For questions, check out our Membership FAQs, or contact Membership Services at 619 795 1465 or membership@thinkplaycreate.org.



Members Only Family Time
Get exclusive Museum access before the public every Sunday from 9:30-11am.

Restaurant Discounts
Receive special discounts at family-friendly restaurants near the Museum. Check out our Neighborhood Guide for listings.


Birthday Party and Camp Discounts
Museum members receive $50 off birthday parties and a 12% discount on camps.

Renewal Promotional Rate
Renew your membership online today. Early renewals receive exclusive promotional benefits. Email membership@thinkplaycreate.org for a renewal code!

Member Reciprocal during Comic Con

Comic-Con International is coming to San Diego from July 18 to 21. During this time, the Museum will be closed to all visitors, but members get free admission to five other San Diego museums! These museums include:

San Diego History Center (July 18-21)
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (July 18-21)
Fleet Science Center (July 15-21)*
USS Midway Museum (July 18-21)**
California Center for the Arts, Escondido (July 18-21)

Please bring your New Children’s Museum membership card to get free admission during the dates listed. Admission does not include special events.

*Complimentary admission to Fleet Science Center does not include IMAX
**Complimentary admission to the USS Midway is only for the number of people listed on your New Children’s Museum membership with a maximum of 4 people. Please show your membership card at the Midway Ticket Booth for complimentary admission.

Members Only and Members Discounted Events

Snacks provided during Members Only events are generously donated by KIND.

Stay tuned for upcoming Members Only event dates…


Check Out our Member Family Spotlights

Each month we feature one of our special, member families on our blog. Interested in being featured? Fill out this questionnaire or contact membership@thinkplaycreate.org.

Members Only Time is Made Possible by the Following Partners:

Share your story

We love to hear the different ways we’re inspiring families like yours to think, play and create. Share your favorite experience and it might be featured in a monthly Member Spotlight on our Museum blog. Send us a story, a picture or even a drawing. We want to see it all! We’re excited to celebrate your support of art and creativity.

  • To share your story, send an email to membership@thinkplaycreate.org, with the subject line: My Membership Story. Or send a letter to Membership, The New Children’s Museum, 200 West Island, San Diego, CA 92101.
  • To be featured in our monthly Member Spotlight on the Museum blog, fill out this questionnaire.
  • Take our Membership Survey to provide us with valuable insight on how to make our Museum Memberships even better!

Closed for Comic-Con

The Museum will be closed July 18 through July 21 for Comic-Con. Members receive free reciprocal admission at participating locations during this time.