Host your ceremony and reception at the Museum

Make your wedding day one for the books! Host your ceremony and reception at The New Children’s Museum; exchange vows, enjoy cocktails and dance the night away while overlooking the striking downtown skyline. Our Events Services team will work with you to customize a special package that fits your budget and number of guests.

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


Mike + Ashley's Wedding at the Museum

VideoAmari Productions
PhotosBetty Blue Events

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.

Main Level
500 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.

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.

Lower Level
200 reception | 100 seated*

  • The Garden Level offers a beautiful backdrop for an intimate reception, cocktail party, seminar or workshop.
  • Studio Q offers the perfect setting for a private meeting, presentation or dance party.

*Seating capacity varies based on room configuration and current exhibition.

park rental

  • Our park across the street from the museum is a great addition to your event; from wedding ceremonies to social gatherings.

Reservations and other details

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


Terri + Eric's Wedding at the Museum

Video byRuffMedia

Early Closure

The Museum will close at 4pm on Saturday, Jan. 25 for a private event. Please check our calendar before planning your visit.