Artist Tony Roko is a living, breathing example of the spark ignited in children by free access programs like those provided at The New Children’s Museum. Tony’s path to artistic success started with a public access program to the arts that provided a bridge into a world not limited by language skills, social or economic background.  Tony’s West Coast Opening at Alexander Salazar’s gallery on November 20 will benefit The New Children’s Museum and help provide free access to the arts for the children of San Diego.  Click here for details.

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Official commission for Lady Gaga


When school is out, The New Children’s Museum is in! Our day camps combine hands-on art-making activities, creative games and playtime in the park with the opportunity for children to think, play and create in the Museum’s galleries. This season’s day camps are designed for children age 4 to 12 and you can drop in for just one day or come for the whole week! Don't miss this special NCM holiday experience – register today!

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Mondays 10am-4pm
Tuesdays CLOSED
Wed - Sat 10am-4pm
Sundays 12pm-4pm

Sundays 10am–12pm

Upcoming Events

October 31

Toddler Time: Boo! It’s Halloween Story Time: 10:30am-12pm.  

And stop by our Green Bellies cafe for a treat (no trick!)

November 7

First 5 First Friday: Story Time: 10:30am (Doors open at 9:30)

November 8

Eat Better Art: Together in the Kitchen (SOLD OUT): 10am-12pm

November 9

Community Outreach: Fall Back Festival (Gaslamp): 12pm-4pm

Target Free Second Sunday: 12pm-4pm

November 14

ScholarShare’s Toddler Time: Garden Harvest: 10:30am-12pm (Doors open at 9:30)

November 15

Banfield Future Vet Program: 11am-12pm

November 21

Whole Foods Market Friday: Yen4Zen Toddler Yoga: 10:30am (Doors open at 9:30)

November 22

VONS Handmade Holidays: Garden Jam: 11am

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