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The New Children's Museum

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The New Children's Museum is a new model of children's museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.
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200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6850
+1 619-233-8792
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All reviewsolder kidssand boxblock buildinggreat for young kidscouple of hourslots of funclaypaintingsexhibitssandboxparkinginteractobservinglearninginterestsopportunities
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids are finicky. Their legs get tired, they're bored, something is stupid. You know the drill. But this place kept them entertained without us having to direct their attention the whole time. While we were there, their "build your own fort" exhibit was a...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a 4 year old and she loved it. Everything seemed to be geared for kids 10 and under. The outdoor art center was a nice touch and we played in the block room a long time. We parked in the garage under...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the New Children’s museum with my little one when my husband and older son were at a baseball game. My son is 5 and there were only a few areas that he was interested in at the museum. I am not sure...More

Thank Loviecds
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

activities include painting, climbing, a big bounce room, block building material, clay for making anything the kids want. Books and a quite reading space. good for all children that can walk.

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We went with a 4yo and 6yo. They had fun, but I thought the space was a missed opportunity. A few exhibits were winners but as a whole it’s not a great museum. There are lots of spaces hat are for kids over 5 only...More

Thank JJT2007
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter here to have a break from the hot San Diego sun, she had a fantastic time. We stayed for around 4 hours

Thank Cosstick123
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Fun for 4-7 year old. I hope they control the occupancy more closely. It was packed most of the time, but as I felt like it was unsafe to stay longer at some point I had to drag my child out of the jumping room....More

Thank Mina C
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I had my wedding at the New Children's Museum in May 2018 and I had a mixed experience working with them. There is no question that no other location offers the photo opportunities that the museum does; however, there are some drawbacks to working with...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Fresh, fun, inspiring, safe and spacious. A wonderful space to take a child 2-101. Many activities to do with family! A must go

Thank jarjetb
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This month was our second visit to the museum. We stumbled upon it last year when I drove down (kids in tow) to meet a friend visiting from the East Coast. My 2 year old and 5 year old LOVE this place. My 2 could...More

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June 19, 2018|
Response from bcriswel | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We went in and out no problems.
April 29, 2018|
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How do I renew a 4 person family membership?