Plan your visit


The New Children’s Museum

200 West Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Regular Hours



Children (under 1)
Children (1+)
Seniors (65+)
Military w/ ID
Museums for All (EBT)

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Basic Information

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.

Tickets can be purchased online or upon arrival at the Museum. We accept credit cards and Alipay.

Museum Rules

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.


Museum Garage

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.

Nearby Parking

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).

Getting here

Driving directions

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.


Closest Stops:

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)

Trolley + Train

Trolley: Green Line, Convention Center stop

Coaster/Amtrak: Santa Fe Depot stop

Charter bus/other transportation

GOGO Charters San Diego

National Charter Bus San Diego

join our team


Learn more about the Museum’s volunteer opportunities.


Learn more about the Museum’s job openings.

We Need Your Support!

Support us during the closure by shopping in our online store or donating to our reNEWing Hope Fund.