Plan your visit

Address

The New Children’s Museum

200 West Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Regular Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Admission

Pricing valid 5/7 - 5/31
Members
FREE
Children (under 1)
FREE
Children (1+)
$10
Adults
$10
Seniors (65+)
$10
Military w/ ID
$10
Museums for All (EBT)
$1

Upcoming Events

Reopening Information

Open Days

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.

Advance reservations are required. Reservation opens for members April 16 and non-members April 30. Note: we will be open Memorial Day, May 31.

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

Open Hours

The Museum will be open for two 3-hour sessions per day: The morning session is from 9am–12pm and the afternoon session from 1– 4pm.

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

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

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.

Visit our COVID Safer Play Policy page for more.

Additional Information

Discounts

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 now) 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).

For additional information, visit our Museum FAQ page.

Parking

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)

join our team

VOLUNTEER

Learn more about the Museum’s volunteer opportunities.

CAREERS

Learn more about the Museum’s job openings.

Member Reservations

Ticket reservations for members only is now open! Members, reserve your tickets here.