Host your corporate function or board meeting at the Museum

From formal banquets to board meetings and everything in between, The New Children’s Museum offers versatile spaces to accommodate your needs, along with stunning architecture and contemporary art exhibitions that provide an extraordinary backdrop for you and your guests. We can accommodate groups up to 1,000.

To obtain more information on pricing options and availability, complete the inquiry form. Questions? Contact Event Services at events@thinkplaycreate.org or 619 795 1698.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are currently only booking corporate events and meetings that take place May 11, 2020 and after.

available spaces

entire museum
1,000 reception | 500 seated*

  • Experience three floors of interactive event space – complete with open studios, garden views, expansive gallery spaces and outdoor terraces.

*Seating capacity varies based on room configuration

main level
550 reception | 300 seated*

  • The Main Level encompasses the Museum’s largest open spaces with ceilings spanning 50 feet high.
  • This space is ideal for elegant receptions, lively concerts, seated dinners and festive dancing.
  • The Main Level can be utilized in its entirety or broken into sections for a more intimate setting to fit within your budget.
  • Our outside patio, Paint + Clay Studio, is included.

*Seating capacity varies based on room configuration

upper level
150 reception | 100 seated*

  • The Upper Level overlooks downtown San Diego, as well as our lower levels and vibrant artworks.
  • The airy ambiance of this space is perfect for a cocktail party, celebratory reception or intimate dinner.
  • Ideal for small events or limited budgets.

*Seating capacity varies based on room configuration

lower level
300 reception | 100 seated*

  • The Garden Level offers a beautiful backdrop for an intimate reception, cocktail party, seminar or workshop.

*Seating capacity varies based on room configuration

park rental

  • From wedding ceremonies to social gatherings, our park across the street from the Museum is a great addition to your event.

Reservations and other details

To obtain more information on pricing options and availability, complete the inquiry form. Questions? Contact Event Services at events@thinkplaycreate.org or 619 795 1698

Additional meeting rooms available upon request.

Temporary Closure as of 3/16

The Museum is temporarily closed. Click here for information about our closure and cancellations.