Plan your visit

Address

The New Children’s Museum

200 West Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Regular Hours

Monday
9am-5pm
Tuesday
9am-5pm
Wednesday
9am-5pm
Thursday
9am-5pm
Friday
9am-5pm
Saturday
9am-4pm
Sunday
11am-5pm

Admission

Members
FREE
Children (under 1)
FREE
Children (1+)
$15.50
Adults
$15.50
Seniors (65+)
$10
Military w/ ID
$10
Museums for All (EBT)
$1
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Upcoming Events

Basic Information

Schedule

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.

Tickets can be purchased online (click here).  We accept all credits cards and Alipay.

Museum Rules

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.

Parking

Museum Garage

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.

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).

ABM on Front Street
777 Front St.
This lot will be closed starting January 26, 2020.

Getting here

Driving directions

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.

MTS BUS

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

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VOLUNTEER

Learn more about the Museum’s volunteer opportunities.

CAREERS

Learn more about the Museum’s job openings.

Early Closure

The Museum will close at 4pm on Saturday, Jan. 25 for a private event. Please check our calendar before planning your visit.