The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museum whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art.
We believe all children should have access to the creative process and arts of the highest quality. We provide free and discounted admission through ongoing public programs like “Check Out NCM” library memberships, Target Family Day, Blue Star Museums and Kids Free October. We also provide group visits for many children and families from diverse communities throughout San Diego County through our Mass Creativity Program, Title 1 Access program, pARTners in Creativity and more.
We offer a variety of programs for teachers, students, and families throughout the year taught by trained Teaching Artists. We believe that by engaging children through art, play and exploration, the Museum is nurturing skills needed for the 21st century: creativity, confidence, problem solving, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, collaboration, optimism and curiosity about the world.
Providing impactful and fun educational experiences is at the heart of The New Children’s Museum. Our camps combine hands-on art-making activities, creative games and playtime in the park with the opportunity for children to think, play and create.
Our Museum offers fun and creative ways for families to think, play and create together in our programs and classes! We offer a variety of programs for teachers, students, and families throughout the year taught by trained Teaching Artists. Our Museum hosts multiple annual events for families, communities and adults.
Plan your visit to The New Children’s Museum today, learn more here.