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 has offered after school programming for the Monarch School and ARTS (A Reason to Survive) informally since 2009. The program has brought under-served and disadvantaged children to the Museum and immersed them in art and active play while working closely with Museum Teaching Artists. In an effort to expand the program and reach out to more organizations, the Museum launched pARTners in Creativity in late 2012. While maintaining our relationship with Monarch School and ARTS, the Museum has welcomed new partnerships with Support The Enlisted Project, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, YWCA-Cortez Hill Family Center, YWCA-Becky’s House, Include Autism, The Braille Institute, The San Diego Center for Children, San Diego Youth Services, and the USO.

pARTners in Creativity is made possible through generous support from the Farrell Family Foundation, the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, 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.