Think Play Create in North County

Please note: the Art + Play Space will be permanently closing 12/30/22.

Located in the Del Mar Plaza shopping center, the space provides the opportunity for young children to play in a mini version of the downtown Museum’s popular installation Wobbleland by Marisol Rendón, create art in our Makerspace and enjoy other creative activities. Morning toddler classes are offered weekly at the Art + Play Space! Click here to learn more.

Location, Hours + Admission

Hours and prices are subject to change.


1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 310
Del Mar Plaza, Upper Level.

Del Mar Plaza Parking: first hour free, $2 every additional 30 min


Monday: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Sunday: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm

Special Hours

Open Tuesday 12/20 and 12/27
Closed 11/26, 12/24, 12/25

Daily Admission
  • Children 1+: $10
  • Children under 1: Free
  • Adults: $10
  • The New Children’s Museum Members: Free
  • Museums for All (EBT, WIC, SNAP): $2

Admission is paid at entry.
Pre-purchased online tickets and guest passes are not accepted at this location. 

Art + Play Space Features

Wobbleland by Marisol Rendón

Play in a giant kitchen sink with oversized, soft fruit and vegetable sculptures.

Painted Object

Paint a miniature house inspired by the Museum’s The Rain House installation.


Explore with different materials and create your own art!


Holiday sale! Members get 20% off all products from 11/25 (Black Friday) through 12/30/22.