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The New Children's Museum

200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6850
+1 619-233-8792
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6850
+1 619-233-8792
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A TripAdvisor Member
Detroit, Mi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with our 4 year old and she loved it. I think it's geared toward younger kids. I think 8 year old would be bored fast. We went during the target Sunday deal and it was probably busier than normal but it was still...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2017

We visited the New Children's Museum with our three grandchildren who are 7, 5 and 3 years old. The two older girls loved the crafts and all of the hands on experiences. My 3 year old grandson would have been content spending the entire time...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Not so great, pretty boring. Luckily it's not too expensive so it wasn't a total lost. Took my 18 month old. He liked the cars on the track to push around but other than that a pretty lame, small, boring place.

1  Thank Sami G
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

I came here after spending time at seaport, as it's included in the go San Diego card . It's a wonderful place for younger kids (under 8), and for killing a few hours before dinner. Not a major tourist attraction.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I brought my 3 year old here during our visit to San Diego and we easily spent a good four hours exploring the fun, creative workshops and installations at the museum. From our experience with a preschooler, the museum caters so well to young children...More

1  Thank PiccoloExplorer
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The pictures you see on the site are a bit misleading. From what we have heard from locals and what we experienced is that this place is always packed. Almost to the point where you lose site of your children while they get trampled by...More

Thank mhighman
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Waited about 45 minutes in line outside to get to ticket area, but, they gave out balls of clay for the kids to play with and also had bubble stations set out for them to play with so that they didn't get bored!! The museum...More

1  Thank tonetta40
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I brought my 1.5 year old daughter here - twice in fact! There were many exhibits and areas for her to explore. She loved the soft sand area and the rain house. Our favorite were the toddler areas, especially the food themed one. It did...More

Thank Woohoo451
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We spent the morning at the New Childrens Museum as it was a rainy day and we thought it would could be fun for the girls. It was more than fun, it was an amazing surprise to find three floors with various playrooms on each...More

1  Thank Linda N
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We went with our 2 and 4 year olds and they had a blast. There were plenty of different kinds of activities, ranging from structured to not at all. Food options looked great though we had other plans for lunch. We easily filled about 3...More

1  Thank Alexis A
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February 13, 2017|
Response from TaxLass | Reviewed this property |
There should be. We saw a wide range of ages and they all appeared to be having a great time.
Christine B
January 1, 2017|
Response from kim r | Reviewed this property |
We did see "Mommy and Me" type small groups when we visited. I would actually call directly 619 233 8792 to the Museum. I am sure they would want you to be satisfied with your visit so they would answer your questions as to... More
December 30, 2016|
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Response from kim r | Reviewed this property |
For sure ! There is a special area for small children. Also some of the main attractions there, depending on your child would be appropriate. it is a FABULOUS place to bring the children.