A commitment to accessible learning experiences for all children is one of the cornerstone values of The New Children’s Museum and a driving force behind our educational partnerships.

pARTners in Creativity

Our Museum works with social service organizations to bring under-served children to the Museum for active play and art making for recurring visits. Participants work with a Museum Teaching Artist who crafts activities in line with the partnering organization’s goals and mission. Since 2009, the Museum has partnered with ARTS: A Reason to Survive, Braille Institute, Include Autism, Migrant Education, Monarch School, Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego Center for Children, SDYS Foster Care, Support The Enlisted Project, USO San Diego, Vista Hill, Words Alive, and YWCA.

pARTners in Creativity is made possible through generous support from the Farrell Family Foundation, the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, Southwest Airlines, San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation, Lions Club of San Diego, The Arthur & Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund and Macy’s Inc.

For more information about pARTners in Creativity, please contact our education department at education@thinkplaycreate.org.


Our Museum maintains a partnership with the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association, granting free admission to children and program volunteers.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
To take advantage of our program, just come in to the Museum with your identification card and your child to enjoy a free day at the Museum.

For more information about our partnership with the CASA Association, please contact us at education@thinkplaycreate.org.

Special Closure!

Our Lower Level is closed this Saturday and Sunday for the WOW Festival. The rest of the Museum is open to the public!