Plan your visit
- Closed for Special Event
- Children (under 1)
- Children (1+)
- Seniors (65+)
- Military w/ID
School year hours
We’re open every day except Tuesday from Labor Day to Memorial Day. We are open additional days during school breaks (check calendar).
We’re open 7 days/week for Summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We are closed during Comic Con 7/15 – 7/23.
Please always check our calendar before planning your visit!
Museums for All ($1 with EBT card)
ACM Reciprocal Network (50% off with membership card with ACM symbol).
Kids Free October (2 kids with paid adult)
Museum Month in February (half price admission)
Free admission for military from Memorial Day to Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program.
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 weekdays, $15 weekends. Members pay 50% of parking fee.
Garage opens at 9am and closes at 4:30pm daily, except when Museum is closed. Sunday garage opens at 10:30am to the public and at 9:30am to members for Members Only Time.
ACE Gaslamp Quarter
435 4th Avenue
ACE Westfield Horton Grand Plaza
828 G St. (between 3rd and 2nd)
ABM Parking Services
450 2nd Avenue.
Two-hour discount for Museum visitors, code 8792 (not valid during Padres home games/ subject to change at ABM’s discretion).
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 and go left, then right at E. Harbor Dr., right at 1st Ave., left at Island Ave.
1st Avenue + Broadway (Routes 2, 7, 11, 30, 50, 110, 150, 215, 235, 280, 290, 901)
4th Avenue + G Street (Route 3)
1st Avenue + G Street (Routes 11)
Trolley + Train
Trolley: Green Line, Convention Center stop
Coaster/Amtrak: Santa Fe Depot stop
Charter bus/other transportation services
join our team
Learn more about the Museum’s volunteer opportunities.
Learn more about the Museum’s job openings.