The New Children's Museum in San Diego is a dynamic children's museum designed to stimulate creativity and imagination and encourage critical thinking through engaging experiences with contemporary art. The museum aims to unlock children's innate creativity by providing inventive and engaging art experiences, as well as access to arts of the highest quality and the process of creativity. Blending the elements of an art and children's museum, the New Children's Museum brings families together in a rich educational environment that fosters creativity.


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The New Children's Museum features a variety of fun-filled shows, special artistic performances, hands-on art making activities, and educational experiences that stimulate imagination and innovative thinking.

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2.Visitor Information

Visitor Information
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The New Children's Museum is located at 200 W Island Avenue in San Diego and is open to the public from Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The New Children's Museum is located on Harbor Drive and is ideally positioned for visiting the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, and the MTS Convention Center Trolley stop. Opposite the Museum is a lovely park where families can enjoy picnics and relax, and children can run, play and climb. Visitors to the Museum can enjoy free admission through ongoing public programs such as Target Family Day, "Check Out NCM" library memberships, Blue Star Museums, and 'Kids Free' October. The Museum also supports community-based programs like the Mass Creativity Program, pARTners in Creativity, and the Title 1 Access program which include group visits for children and their families.

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200 W Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, Phone: 619-233-8792, website

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