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The New Children’s Museum, San Diego

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
The New Children’s Museum is a dynamic new model of a museum that celebrates children and the arts. The Museum empowers children to think, play and create through engaging exhibitions, art-making activities, artistic performances, and educational opportunities. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, NCM inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art.
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  • My 2 kids had such a great time at the Childrens Museum that they did not know what to do or where to go inside there. They were both excited all the time. So many things to explore and create. 
  • I've been holding out on visiting this museum for some time, because I thought my older kids would be bored. Boy was I wrong! We spent 3+ hours on the entry level before I could even drag my kids away...  read more »
  • My kids (5 & 7) loved this museum. At first I thought it might be targeting younger kids but they absolutely loved it! It is very well designed with lots of spaces for kids to be unconstrained in thei...  read more »
  • Great place for kids older than 2 however, my 2 year old has just as much fun but he loves going back and forth from area to area if you cam keep up with your growing child. Older kids I can see having fun but they may get over some of the kids areas if they are growing out of some of the festivities. Great for kids to explore on their own as well from painting to drawing to to clay art. 3 stories for you to explore while sharing great memories with your kids.
  • Space was used for Nerd HQ during comic con. Beautiful building with multiple levels capable of holding a few thousand people. The donation installation that is on the main floor is an interesting art piece and a fun way to donate a dollar and watch it go through some pneumatic tubes. Be weary, ventilation and AC isn't great, so if there are a lot of people in at once, it may get hot and muggy.
  • Superb, 3 story and outdoor center with countless things for children of most ages to do. The best part: I didn't have to clean up. from the indoor and outdoor sandbox, to blowing bubbles outside in the park across the street, to playing with blocks and being inside a giant sink on the third floor.
  • This place is awesome and pretty huge. Attended for Comic Con and some really awesome stuff was here. New game releases were playable and even got to use a VR game.
  • My little sisters had a BLAST thanks to the Toddler Studio, and WobbleLand. I don't understand why this place gets bad reviews. The reason the museum doesn't have air condition is because of the way the place was built. They are still trying their best to make this a happy place for EVERYONE. Yes, the parking is hard because it's DOWNTOWN. What do you expect? Also the garage CAN get full because of the visitors , the staff parking, and the building that is above the parking garage. The museum throws amazing party's like this one called Pajama Jam. The staff is very helpful. Although their systems go down, they always try to improve their service. For all the people typing bad reviews, this is to you. The museum is a learning experience. The artwork is not always meant to play on. That's why SOME artwork includes sharp edges. It's called a museum PEOPLE. Come on now. Please think before u start hating on this place. The workers work SO HARD to make this place amazing. The new studios, planning people to come, field trips, and many more. There are so many critics out there. Don't critic things before you learn the facts. Think before you speak. This museum is AMAZING. And I recommend that you go.
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