The New Children's Museum

San Diego, CA

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Address: 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA Number: 619-233-8792 Website Contact How do we get there?

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!

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How much does it cost?









Senior/ Military discounts


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1 year


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Additional Information

There is a limited parking garage for $10. Or there is metered parking in the area.

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!

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


They have great camps, and educational programs perfect for kids to enjoy a day of learning out of the classroom

Can I get one of those?


If you want to create, play and think when you leave the museum, check out the store where you can pick up a number of puzzles, toys and books!

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

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When can we go?

Open 9am - 12pm, then 1pm - 4pm Thursday thru Sundays

All year round. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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