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The New Children’s Museum

200 West Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Regular Hours

9am-12pm; 1-4pm
9am-12pm; 1-4pm
9am-12pm; 1-4pm


Pricing valid 5/7 - 5/31
Children (under 1)
Children (1+)
Seniors (65+)
Military w/ ID
Museums for All (EBT)

Upcoming Events

Reopening Information

Open Days + Hours

On May 21, the Museum opens to the general public, with member only days from May 7-16. The Museum will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only with two 3-hour sessions per day: morning (9am-12pm) and afternoon (1-4pm). Note: we will be open Memorial Day, May 31.

Our “Clean Between” is 12–1pm, during which time all guests will be asked to leave and we will reset and clean.

For more information, visit our General Museum FAQ page, Members Only page and Membership FAQ page.

Ticket Reservations

Advance reservations are required. Tickets can only be reserved or purchased for one session (morning or afternoon) per day. 

Member Reservations

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Non-Member Ticket Reservations

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Guest Pass Reservations

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To reserve discounted tickets, please see the “Discounts” section below.

COVID Policy

The Museum is adhering to the following Safer Play health and safety guidelines:   

  • Session capacity limits 
  • Masks required for ages 2+  
  • Social distancing of 6 feet  
  • Activity capacity limits  
  • Hand washing + sanitizer stations 

We kindly ask that you stay home if you or anyone in your party is feeling sick or has a fever.

Watch our health and safety guidelines video or read our COVID Safer Play Policy before visiting the Museum.

Additional Information


For the month of May, general admission is $10 per person (will go back up to $15 in June).

We offer free admission for members (click here to join) and reduced admission for Museums For All ($1 per person with EBT, SNAP or WIC card) and the ACM Reciprocity Program (50% off with ACM logo card).

Discounted Ticket Reservations

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For additional information, visit our Museum FAQ page.


Limited parking is available in the Museum garage for $10/car (members $5). Garage opens 15 minutes before we open (8:45am) and 15 minutes after we close (4:15pm). There are public parking lots and parking meters nearby.

ABM Parking at 352 2nd Ave. offers a 2-hour discount with code 8792 (not valid during Padres games and other times at ABM’s discretion).

Getting Here

We are located at 200 W. Island Avenue, in between Front and Union. Public transportation is available on the MTS Trolley Green Line (depart at the Convention Center) and on the MTS Bus. 

Closest MTS Bus 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)

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Learn more about the Museum’s volunteer opportunities.


Learn more about the Museum’s job openings.

Ticket Reservations

Ticket reservations for the public are now open! Reserve your tickets here.