The New Children's Museum

200 W Island Ave, San Diego, California 92101 USA

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“there’s always something new to experience!”

The New Children’s Museum is a dynamic new model of a museum that celebrates children and the arts. NCM empowers children to think, play and create through engaging exhibitions, art-making activities, artistic performances, and educational opportunities. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, NCM inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art. We commission art pieces directly from leading contemporary artists rather than reinterpreting existing works of art or applying an artistic element to a hands-on children's activity. By asking artists to create pieces with tactile, physical and participatory components, NCM opens a world of art to children through opportunities to observe and create.Since re-opening in 2008, the Museum has launched a series of Museum-wide thematic exhibitions featuring original works of art, designed to help our visitors think, play and create. Featuring a wide array of art and inspiring creativity through a range of topics, our previous exhibitions include Childsplay (2008), Animal Art (2010) and our current exhibition, Trash (2011 – 2013). The Museum is excited to be preparing for our next big exhibition, which will launch in October, 2013. 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.

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Jenn C.

This is such a fun place for kids of all ages. We came with some friends and brought our 10-month old and 4-year old. Everyone had a great time. There was even a space for babies to crawl around... Read more

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Sam P.

This place is an absolute scam. Not worth the $60 for us to come in. We are visiting from out of town and had high expectations. No AC and VERY HOT. Probably just to ge you to buy things from... Read more

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Mickayla M.

We FINALLY got around to this museum and boy was it worth the wait. What an amazingly creative and rich atmosphere to bring the kids to. I think I was equally as entranced as they were! This is a... Read more

The New Children's Museum

200 W Island Ave
San Diego, California
92101 USA

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