exploring the museum

The Museum believes all children should have access to art and the creative process, regardless of age, ability, gender, socioeconomic status or other life situation. We strive to make our interactive art installations, programs and public areas as inclusive and accessible as possible for all our visitors. To meet this goal, we work as a team and in collaboration with the artists we commission for our projects. Our staff is trained to engage children and families of all abilities and are ready to assist you during your visit.

Digital Sensory Guide

This digital Sensory Guide was created in collaboration with Sensory Friendly San Diego. It includes 3-D tours, audio clips, visual guides and social prompts that will support neurodiverse communities and all visitors in navigating the Museum and preparing for their visit. We invite you to explore the guide by clicking on the hot spots to learn more about specific locations in the Museum, listen to sound clips and watch the videos that are included.   


Quiet + Sensory Friendly Spaces

Breathing Room

Located on the Main Level

clay studio

Located on the Main Level patio


Located on the Upper Level

Cavern Light

Located on the Upper Level



The Museum has multiple parking spaces designated specifically for disabled persons on Island Avenue, as well as behind our building in the Plaza.


Our front door is equipped automatic door for accessibility.

Drinking Fountains

Accessible fountains are located on all three levels of the Museum next to the restrooms.


A public elevator is available for use and may be accessed on every level of the Museum. Noise cancelling headphones are available upon request.


Our Sensory Friendly Mornings program provides free access for families who would benefit from a sensory friendly experience at the Museum an hour before opening to the public.  View 2024 dates here.

other services


Accessible restrooms are located on all three of the Museum’s floors, including family (unisex) restrooms available for those individuals requiring assistance from a family member or companion.

service animals

People with service dogs will be allowed full access to all areas. Service dogs must be on a leash and in the control of the person with a disability or his/her companion. Pets and Emotional Support Animals are not allowed.

caregiver discount

Caregivers accompanying a child with a disability are provided admission to the Museum at no charge.

sharps container

Sharps containers for safe disposal of medical waste are located in both Main Level restrooms.

Our Museum aims to ensure that your entire visit will be comfortable, convenient, educational and fun! We are able to provide other reasonable accommodations with advance notice. If you have further questions, please email us at info@thinkplaycreate.org.

Lower Level Renovations

We’re undergoing some renovations to our Lower Level. Please excuse any construction you may see or hear during your visit-current exhibit spaces will not be impacted.

Thank you for understanding!