Remember leg warmers? Rubik’s cubes? Pacman? How about John Hughes movies, boom boxes and MTV? The music, the fashion and the fads of the 80s will all be part of The New Children’s Museum’s annual Studio 200 gala on November 10.  The galleries and studios on all three levels will be open for exploration, so guests can indulge their creativity and engage with the Museum the way kids do on a daily basis.  Plus we’ve got some fun 80s-inspired surprises and appearances throughout the night, as well as classic 80s photo ops.


DJ Moonwalk and breakdance to the best of the 80s with DJ Junior the Disco Punk, who has spun at every major venue in San Diego over the past 20 years.

BetaMAXX We’re stoked to feature local favorite  80s tribute band BetaMAXX, the ultimate 80s tribute band, ready to get you on your feet and moving to danceable 80s music.

Arcade Games The Museum’s lower level will play homage to the quintessential 80s arcade, with classic games like Pacman and Frogger (no quarters needed!).

Food and Beverage Catering is provided by Feast on This, and there will be food stations and multiple bars on all levels, including a Cheers-themed bar on the main level.

Roller Rink Adjacent to the buzzing and ringing of arcade games, Skateworld and the Museum are creating a mini roller skating rink. Party guests will be able to check out roller skates and strut their stuff taking a spin around the rink to their favorite 80s tunes.