Plan your visit
- Children (under 1)
- Children (1+)
- Seniors (65+)
- Military w/ ID
- Museums for All (EBT)
School year hours
We’re open every day except Tuesday from Labor Day to Memorial Day. We are open additional days during school breaks (check calendar).
We’re open 7 days/week for Summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We are closed during Comic Con 7/18 – 7/21.
Please always check our calendar before planning your visit!
Discounts + Purchasing Tickets
Museums for All ($1 with EBT card)
ACM Reciprocal Network (50% off with membership card with ACM symbol).
Kids Free October (2 kids free with 1 paid adult)
Museum Month in February (50% off admission)
Free admission for military from Memorial Day to Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Welcome Desk. We now accept Alipay, a virtual payment platform used by 622+ million people in China!
The New Children’s Museum is a special shared space for families. To ensure that everyone is safe, comfortable and able to play, we ask that our visitors follow basic Museum rules of conduct based on safety, common sense and courtesy.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If you’re interested in leaving your child for an extended experience with an artist, please join us for camp.
Limited parking in Museum garage for $10/car weekdays, $15 weekends. Members get 50% off parking fee.
Garage opens at 9am and closes at 4:30pm daily, except when the Museum is closed. On Sunday, garage opens at 10:30am to the public and at 9:30am to members for Members Only Time.
ACE Gaslamp Quarter
435 4th Ave.
ABM Westfield Horton Plaza
298 G St.
ABM Parking Services
450 2nd Ave.
Two-hour discount for Museum visitors with code 8792 (not valid during Padres home games. Discount is subject to change at ABM’s discretion).
From the north
I-5 south, exit Front St. and merge right. Museum at corner of Front St. and Island Ave.
From the south
I-5 north, exit 14B Cesar Chavez Pkwy, go left, right at E. Harbor Dr., right at 1st Ave., left at Island Ave.
1st Ave. + Broadway (Routes 2, 7, 11, 30, 50, 110, 150, 215, 235, 280, 290, 901)
4th Ave. + G St. (Route 3)
1st Ave. + G St. (Routes 11)
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