Drink Play Create

Our signature after-hours, happy hour event for adults 21+ takes place three times a year. Enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants, live music, playing in the Museum’s art installations and creating a take-home art activity!

postponed event

Drink Play Create: Taco Thursday – POSTPONED
Old Date: APril 2 | 6:30-9pm, NEw date TBD

For the health and safety of our guests, we are following the California of Public Health’s guideline on COVID-19 that all gatherings of 250 people or more should be canceled or postponed and are postponing our April 2 event. Purchased tickets for the event will be valid for use for the new date. However, we understand if you are unable to attend the new date and will provide a full refund. You may also donate the price of your paid ticket to help support the Museum’s mission and arts programming. Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time and for helping to keep The New Children’s Museum and our community healthy!

Please contact events@thinkplaycreate.org for questions or to refund your ticket.


Featured Art Activity: Mini Taco Piñatas

It’s not a taco party without mini taco piñatas! Make and take home your very own taco piñata at this Drink Play Create event!

Featuring Local Favorites

past events

Ugly Sweater Party | Dec. 5, 2019

Attendees donned their favorite ugly sweater and enjoyed live music, food and drinks while shopping for gifts from various local vendors in our holiday market.

Brews + Bonfires | Aug. 15, 2019

Our summer event was a glamping-inspired evening of live music, cozy fire pits, roasted marshmallows and food and specialty cocktails from local North Park vendors.

Sips + Snacks | April 11, 2019

Attendees enjoyed sips and snacks from five local Downtown restaurants, live music, virtual reality and an art activity.

A Holiday Party | Dec. 7, 2018

Our holiday party was full of hit music from local DJs and lots of dancing! Guests enjoyed a photo booth, full access to installations, drinks and an art activity.

Flash Back Friday | April 7, 2017

We had so much fun celebrating the 80s and 90s! Everyone got into that throwback mood with jamz and our Pop Culture art show!

Ugly Sweater Party | Dec. 7, 2017

Attendees enjoyed open access to galleries and studios, tacos, donuts, free beer samplings, artisan vendors, a date-night raffle and more!

Ugly Sweater Party | Dec. 9, 2016

Our first Drink Play Create featured handmade goods from local artisans, live music from Booty Bassment, tasty tacos, beer and drinks!