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All Day Activities

Feel free to drop-in and participate in these activities any time during your visit!

Main Level - Art Studio - Indoor

(Woods Family Studio)

Chalk Artblackbox

Recommended for all ages
Draw on our chalk board!





Superhero Studioblackbox

Recommended for all ages
Our Superhero drop-in studio is back! Channel your inner comic book designer by creating your own pop-art inspired superhero. Then stop by on of our scheduled workshop times to create a 3D version of your superhero!



Innovators LABblackbox

Recommended for all ages
This collaborative makerspace challenges children to think, play and create while exploring the world of art and science. Check out our daily scheduled workshop times!




Main Level - Art Studio - Outdoor

(Woods Family Studio)

Paint Studio - Go West!water ecology

Recommended for all ages
Practice your artistic skills on our new outdoor painted object for Eureka! Featuring a model of a historic covered wagon and other desert-inspired elements, visitors are invited to get messy in this high-sensory studio inspired by the trails and adventures of those in search for gold in California. 



Clay Studiospy agency

Recommended for all ages
Get your hands messy and make creations with clay to bring home!





Upper Level - Indoor

(Busby Family Studio)

Feeder's Digestfeeder digest

Recommended for ages 2 and up
Our museum's stomach is hungry! Try out our new Feast-inspired game by sending “food” to feed and strengthen different body parts.




Tot Studio tot studio

Recommended for ages 4 and under
This exciting, new sensory space is designed just for all our wobblers and infants! Created by the Museum's early childhood team, Tot Studio features rotating hands-on learning experiences to nurture lifelong developmental skills and family bonding. Join us for our facilitated workshop times in this unqiue new space, click here to learn more!

Sponsored in part by IKEA


Lower Level

California Dream Statedreamstate

Recommended for all ages
Take a journey through this collection of California clothes. Go surfing in some board shorts, pan for gold in overalls, or overact in a fancy Hollywood gown. What’s your California dream? Who will you be today?




Stacked Storiesspy agency

Recommended for all ages
Visit our Museum's reading nook, lay down, relax and find a new book to read





Museum Park

bubble lounge

Bubbles (coming back soon)

Recommended for all ages

Experiment with a variety of bubble wands to blow bubbles of all shapes and sizes while enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather. 



Multiple Levels

Connect the Dropswater ecology

Recommended for all ages
California is experiencing a historic drought-- there just isn’t enough water for the 38 million people who live here. The Museum has partnered with The Ecology Center to share practical tips on reducing your “water footprint:” the total amount of water you use each day, from your tap to seemingly invisible sources like your t-shirt. Look for the water drop symbol throughout the building to learn how simple changes can reduce your water footprint.


Spy Agencyspy agency

Recommended for all ages
Our Museum Spy Team is continuing recruitment. Seek out a Museum Guide for more information.