The New Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum
  • ADDRESS:

    200 West Island Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101

  • PHONE:

    (619) 233-8792

  • HOURS:

    Sunday: 10 AM - 12 PM (Members only); 12 PM - 4 PM
    Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM
    Tuesday:  Closed
    Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
    Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
    Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

The New Children's Museum empowers children to think, play and create through participatory exhibitions, engaging art-making activities, captivating artistic performances and in-depth educational opportunities. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, NCM inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art. Including a cafe, abundant seating, quiet space for parents and infants and an outdoor park, the Museum provides a comfortable and engaging environment for the entire family to enjoy together.

Across the street from the building is a beautiful park, extending the museum visit outdoors with space for running and climbing as well as a view of the trains and trolley going by. Designed by Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects, the park features climbing structures, swings, hard and soft surface playrooms and sand play. The acclaimed poet Quincy Troupe collaborated with SPLA to create poems inspired by, and integrated with the park features.