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Scheduled Workshops

The New Children’s Museum offers a variety of unique, hands-on art-making workshops each day. Please note that workshop participation is on a first come, first served basis. Workshop times are subject to change and weather permitting.

Please call the Museum’s Welcome Desk at 619 233 8792 to confirm workshop hours for your visit.

Upper Level 

Tot Studio
Mon-Sat, 10–11:30am; Sun, 10-11:30 Members-Only
Upper Level, Busby Family Studio

Recommended for ages 4 and under

This exciting, new sensory space has been designed just for littles! During our scheduled workshop times, the studio will be facilitated by one of our early childhood experts. Artists will teach sensory driven paint workshops where littles will explore color mixing, tools, and texture. Join us all day for drop-in play as well!

Sponsored in part by IKEA

Main Level 


Innovators LAB 
Mon-Fri 11:30am–12pm | 1:30-2:30pm; Weekends 12:30–2pm
Main Level, Art Studio Indoor

Visit our newest studio space and create simple art machines inspired by Rube Goldberg! Use various tools such as hammers, saws, and drills and put your design mind to the test. Children undergo safety training, learn how to use tools to build and manipulate elements for their art machines. 


 Sponsored in part by

  ResMed Foundation 


Children's Garden


The Garden Project Workshop 
Weekends 2:30-3:30pm*
Outside, Children's Garden

Recommended for all ages

Take a trip outside and see what’s growing in our organic garden! Learn how to care for growing plants and vegetables, discover the world of butterflies and bugs, or participate in colorful garden art activities and games.  

*weather permitting