The New Children's Museum

San Diego, CA

Where are we going?

The New Children's Museum
200 W Island Ave
San Diego
CA 92101


What is there to do?

If you want to take the kids to a place where they can learn, have fun, and get creative all through unstructured play, then you might want to head to the New Children's Museum in San Diego!

The New Children's Museum was created so kids can play in an environment that encourages healthy bodies and active minds, so kids AND parents will love that!

The museum is filled with fun exhibitions and installations that will entertain even the most curious. The exhibitions change throughout the year, so there will be something new to go back to each time! 

Each exhibit teaches them something new, and feature some fun and creative installations. Examples of exhibitions including Feast, where this interactive exhibitions features installations and projects from artists all about food, and Eureka! features a 40ft climbable tower.

Kids will learn from the installations too, such as TRASH, where they can learn all about reducing, reusing and recycling trash.

The New Children's Museum commissions great contemporary artists to creative one of a kind projects, to open the world of art to kids. 

For those little ones under 4 years, the museum has their very own Tot Studio, complete with a sensory driven space. 

Don't miss the summer camps and events that the museum holds throughout the year! Great creative kids fun!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12

Children: $12

Discount: Senior/ Military discounts

Free Under: 1 year


Need a little extra help?

The building has elevators and wheelchair friendly floor space throughout! There is a Welcome Desk that can help if you have questions


When can we go?

4pm close. 10am open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat / 9:30am Fri / 12pm Sun

All year round. Closed Tuesdays


Any top tips?

Visit the second Sunday of the month and admission is only $1!

I’m Hungry!

All that thinking and playing works up that appetite, so the cafe sells tasty lunches and snacks!

Healthy Eating

The cafe has healthy dishes for those growing kiddies! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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