Plan your visit
- Children (under 1)
- Children (1+)
- Seniors (65+)
- Military w/ ID
- Museums for All (EBT)
Hours + Museum FAQs
We have extended our hours and are open 7 days a week for 2020. Some days we may close early or for the full day due to special events. Please always check our calendar before planning your visit!
For frequently asked questions about the Museum, visit our General Museum FAQ page.
Discounts + Tickets
Museums for All ($1 with EBT card)
ACM Reciprocal Network (50% off with membership card with ACM symbol).
Museum Month in February (50% off admission)
Military free Armed Forces Day to Labor Day through Blue Star Museums.
The New Children’s Museum is a special shared space for families. To ensure that our engaging space is clean and safe, we take the following steps in our Cleaning Policy. We ask our visitors and members to do their part by following some simple Museum Rules of conduct and basic health guidelines in our Health Policy.
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.
There is limited parking in the Museum garage for $10/car Monday-Thursday and $15/car Friday-Sunday. Members get 50% off the parking fee.
The garage is open 15 minutes before and after Museum hours, and closed when the Museum is closed. On Sundays, garage opens at 8:45am for members and 10:30am for the general public.
ACE Gaslamp Quarter City Square
421 4th Ave.
ACE Westfield Horton Plaza
324 Horton Plaza
ABM Parking Services
352 2nd Ave.
Two-hour discount for Museum visitors with code 8792 (not valid during Padres home games and other times at ABM’s discretion).
From the north
I-5 south, exit Front St. and merge right. Front St. is closed between Broadway and West F St. until June 2021. Detour Directions: From Front St., make a left on A St., right onto 4th Ave., right onto Market St., then a left onto Front St. 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)
join our team
Learn more about the Museum’s volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about the Museum’s job openings.