The New Children’s Museum focuses on contemporary art and offers hands-on activities, educational programmes, and art projects that allow children to learn and design in a fun and exciting environment.

The museum has thoughtfully created the space to allow an enjoyable experience for the whole family, with a special area for infants to get away from the noise with their parents, an on-site café, relaxing seating areas, and a park located just outside the museum. You should plan for at least 2 hours to enjoy all the exhibits located in the museum.

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Highlights of The New Children's Museum

There are a plethora of activities to keep children of all ages entertained at The New Children’s Museum. In "No Rules….Except," visitors young and old can jump and crawl around a space filled with more than 40 mattresses and 160 pillow tyres. There is a special area available here for children 4 and under.

The "Sketch Aquarium" allows children to scan their sea life drawings and have them come to life in a virtual, life-size aquarium. Guests can then watch their creatures eat virtual food or swim away when touched. Additional exhibits include "Wobbleland," "The Wonder Sound," "Wammock!," and many more. 

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Good to know about The New Children's Museum

When you’re ready for a bite to eat, you can stop by The New Children's Museum's on-site café, Bean Sprouts, where you can order kid-friendly meals prepared with healthy ingredients or enjoy your own food brought from home. You can also find a list of nearby restaurants that offer a discount with proof of your visit.

The museum offers an area to park your strollers, a private nursing area, and lockers to store your belongings during your visit. While you're in the area, you may also enjoy a visit to Ruocco Park or USS Midway Museum.

The New Children's Museum

Location: 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

Phone: +1 619-233-8792