Plan your visit
- Children (under 1)
- Children (1+)
- Seniors (65+)
- Military w/ ID
- Museums for All (EBT)
New 2020 Hours
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!
Discounts + Purchasing 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 Memorial Day to Labor Day through Blue Star Museums.
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 Monday-Thursday, $15/car Friday-Sunday. Members get 50% off parking fee.
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).
ABM on Front Street
777 Front St.
This lot will be closed starting January 26, 2020.
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)
join our team
Learn more about the Museum’s volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about the Museum’s job openings.