save the date for our annual benefit!

Studio 200 on Island: Totally 80’s Birthday Bash

November 10, 2018 | 6-11pm

Called the best decade by some, not only did the 80s bring us MTV, big hair, legwarmers and over-the-top catch phrases, it was the decade our nonprofit children’s museum opened! We’re celebrating 35 years in San Diego and 10 years as The New Children’s Museum downtown – two totally epic milestones that deserve a rockin’ party.

Back for its second year, Studio 200 will again be the coolest club in town. We’re going back to the future for a Totally 80s Birthday Bash with 80s music, dancing, fashion, icons and awesomeness.

Purchase tickets

ticket pricing + benefits

$250 General

  • An evening of live music, entertainment, dancing, food + open bar

proceeds from this year’s event will help fund the museum’s many access programs, and enable us to bring over 25% of our annual visitors the opportunity to think, play + create next year at little to no cost to them.

$500 VIP Pass

  • Access to multiple VIP lounges with top shelf beverages and specialty hors d’oeuvres
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • VIP line at bars
  • Priority VIP check-in
  • VIP express silent auction check-out

Group Discount: Purchase 6 or more tickets and receive 20% off your entire order!

Honorary Committee

Michelle + Steve Alexander

Tiffany Archer + Gary Koerper

Cathe Burnham

Glenn + Lynne Carlson

Lisette + Mick Farrell

Olivia + Peter Farrell

Carol + Ron Fox

Celeste + Ted Hilling

Gail + Doug Hutcheson

Jennifer Luce

Laurie Mitchell + Brent Woods

Mitch + Rebecca Mitchell

Alice Mo + Ted Tchang

Sharon Omahen + Jim Mosher

Rob Quigley + Kathleen Hallahan

Jim + Sally Shapiro

Nell + Ed Shapiro

Tom Shapiro + Madeleine Grynsztejn

Kathi Sigelman + Matt Rosenberg

Kim Sigelman + Michael Marquardt

Harold + Susan Small


Beatrix + Bart Thurber

Lori + Bill Walton

Sheryl + Harvey White

Fernanda Whitworth

Sandra + David Arkin


Everybody Have Fun Tonight Sponsor

Everybody Have Fun Tonight Sponsor


Sixteen Candles Sponsor


Oh So Sweet Dessert Sponsor

Pac-Man Fever Arcade Sponsor

Cheers! Bar Sponsor

Freeze Frame Photobooth Sponsor

Xanadu Roller Rink Sponsor


Ferris Bueller Valet Sponsor

Cheers! Bar Sponsor

Cheers! Bar Sponsor

Cheers! Bar Sponsor

Event Partners

Media Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring?

all proceeds benefit our programming to spark imagination and develop 21st century skills.

As with all of our fundraising events, your attendance helps further our mission to inspire imagination and spark creativity in children.

To discuss underwriting and sponsorship opportunities, contact

Little Learners Club

Little Learners Club is BACK for October, featuring a 4-week music class series led by Songbirds Music instructor, Diana Davidson. Register today!