Think Play Create in North County

Our 2,000-square-foot Art + Play Space is the Museum’s first satellite location, bringing engaging art experiences to families in North County San Diego. Located in the Del Mar Plaza shopping center, our new 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.

Toddler and after school art classes are now available 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/hour each additional hour.


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

Special Hours:

Nov. 22 -24: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm
Nov. 25 + 26: Closed
Dec. 20-23: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm
Dec. 24 + 25: Closed
Dec. 27-30: 9am-12pm + 1-4pm
Dec. 31 + Jan. 1, 2022: Closed

Daily Admission
  • Children 2+: $10
  • Children under 2: Free
  • Adults: $5
  • The New Children’s Museum Members: Free
  • Museums for All (EBT, WIC, SNAP): $1

Admission is paid at entry.
Pre-purchased online tickets and guest passes are not currently 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!


Shop for an array of creative, educational and playful items for kids in our store.


For questions regarding our Art + Play Space location in Del Mar, call 858 925 7508 or email

Special Hours on 12/4

On Sat, Dec. 4, the Museum will be open from 9am-2pm. See our open days and hours here.