New Children's Museum
New Children's Museum

New Children's Museum

200 W Island Ave., San Diego, California, 92101

The basics

Its proximity to the Gaslamp Quarter and the waterfront makes the New Children’s Museum easy to visit during a day of sightseeing. If you plan to visit other museums and attractions in San Diego, be sure to look at attraction passes like the Go San Diego Card to save time and money on admissions.   The museum focuses on creating art, with a variety of themed spaces and exhibitions; some are for all ages while others are geared to just toddlers or just older kids.  

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Things to know before you go

  • A shop and café can be found on the main level.
  • A private space is available for nursing or pumping mothers on the main level.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult—drop-offs are not allowed.
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How to get there

The museum is located on Island Avenue just off Market and Front streets. It’s accessible via the light rail from the Convention Center Station. There is limited parking in the museum garage for a fee; metered parking is also available in the neighborhood along with public lots.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

The museum is open five days a week, from Thursday to Monday. Depending on your interests, check the museum’s website for details on seasonal events and regular programs.

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Children’s Park

Just across Front Street, Children’s Park offers easy access to a family-friendly place where kids can run around and let off steam after their time inside the museum.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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