FRIDAY, APRIL 7 | 7-10PM | AGES 21+

The New Children’s Museum is throwing it back to the 80s and 90s with our latest Drink Play Create event: Flashback Friday! We’ll be celebrating our favorite eras with the greatest hits, signature cocktails, beer, grilled cheeses and our throwback-themed art show: 80s/90s POP Culture!

Online tickets are no longer available. 

Event Includes:


We’ll have a free photo booth open to capture memories from this night to remember! What should you wear? 80s and 90s attire of course! Break out your old fanny packs, scrunchies and shoulder pads; dress as your favorite 80s rocker (David Bowie, anyone?); or throw on some parachute pants and reeboks for our throwback-themed fashion contest!


Flashback Friday wouldn’t be complete without hearing some of your favorite 80s and 90s tunes played by a local Emcee!

80s/90s POP Culture ART SHOW

Want your artwork to be showcased at our event? Local artists 21+ are encourage to submit 2D artwork for our one night art show! Interested participants must craft pieces inspired by the events theme. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 3.

grilled cheese + pop

Not cheesy enough for you? We’ll be offering up our favorite pastime snack, grilled cheese, for purchase at the event. You can also purchase signature 80s and 90s cocktails and enjoy a free beer sample from Modern Times.

Museum Access

Check out all our installations after-hours without the kids! Climb the rope room in The Wonder Sound, explore Innovators LAB and hang out in Sandbox Gallery.

after party (10pm-12am)

Want to party late? We’ll be heading down to our Lower Level at Studio Q to continue the fun with Booty Bassment! The after party bar will offer beer, wine and signature cocktails for purchase as well as a complimentary chips and salsa bar provided by Lucha Libre.

Featuring local vendors

Past events

Friday December 9, 2016 | 7-10pm Ages 21+

Throw on your best ugly sweater and get ready to party at this event inspired by art, play and the holidays. Featuring a local dj, open access to galleries and studios, food vendors, cash bar, free beer samplings, artisan vendors and more- this is a night you will NOT want to miss! Vendors include Amigobooth, Booty Bassment, Nomad Donuts, San Diego Made, San Diego Taco Company and Lani Coffee.

The Wonder Sound Film Premiere

Join us Thursday, August 24 for the premiere of “The Wonder Sound: A World Unfolding,” featuring artist, Wes Sam-Bruce and the creation of his installation!  Learn more information.