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Parking, Transit & Directions

 

Parking The Museum offers limited parking in our garage, which can be accessed from Front or Union Streets at a cost of $10. In addition, metered parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood and there are numerous public parking lots in the vicinity of the Museum. Click here for Google map with nearby parking facilities.

The New Children's Museum
200 West Island Avenue
San Diego, California 92101
619 233 8792

Public Transportation (Bus, Trolley, & Trains)
The Museum’s commitment to environmental sustainability is enhanced by its close proximity to the Convention Center Trolley Station and Coaster/AmtrakStation at Santa Fe Depot. Museum visitors who take transit instead of driving reduce greenhouse gases, slow global warming and improve air quality. Saving just one gallon of gasoline eliminates an estimated 19 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from the air. For information on public transportation visit sdmts.com, From North County visit gonctd.com and from Orange or LA Counties go to amtrak.com.

 

 

MTS Bus
Closest Stops: 4th Ave. & G Street or 1st Avenue & Broadway
Routes serving those stops include: Routes 3, 7, 15, 30, 50/150, 11, 901, 923,992,

MTS Trolley
Green Line
Closest Stop: Convention Center

Train
COASTER (from North County)
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner (From Orange and Los Angeles Counties)
Closest Station: Santa Fe Depot

Driving Directions

Coming from the north:

Take the I-5 freeway south
Take exit 17, merge onto Front Street
Continue south on Front St. toward Convention Center
The Museum will be on the right at Island Avenue

To Park in the Museum lot:
Turn right on Island Avenue
Turn right on Union Street
Turn right at the parking entrance onto the plaza
Turn left into the underground parking garage

Coming from the south:

Take the I-5 freeway north
Take exit 14B for Cesar E Chavez Parkway
Turn left at Cesar E Chavez Parkway
Turn right at E. Harbor Drive
Turn right at 1st Avenue
Turn left at Island Avenue
The Museum will be on the right at Front Street

To Park in the Museum lot:
Turn right on Union Street
Turn right at the parking entrance onto the plaza
Turn left into the underground parking garage

Coming from the east:

Take the CA-94 west
Take the exit toward 17th Street
Turn left at 17th Street
Turn right at Market Street
Turn left at Front Street
The Museum will be on the right at Island Avenue

To Park in the Museum lot:
Turn right on Island Avenue
Turn right on Union Street
Turn right at the parking entrance onto the plaza
Turn left into the underground parking garage

 

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