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The New Children’s Museum, San Diego

(3.2/5 based on 130+ 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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  • I brought my 3 year old here during our visit to San Diego and we easily spent a good four hours exploring the fun, creative workshops and installations at the museum. From our experience with a presc...  more »
  • The pictures you see on the site are a bit misleading. From what we have heard from locals and what we experienced is that this place is always packed. Almost to the point where you lose site of your ...  more »
  • Waited about 45 minutes in line outside to get to ticket area, but, they gave out balls of clay for the kids to play with and also had bubble stations set out for them to play with so that they didn't...  more »
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  • Our 2 year old daughter loves it here. I'm glad there some consistent areas she knows and loves, like the moon room and outdoor painting, and areas that change to keep them interested. We make an adventure of getting there by taking the trolley to avoid parking issues or downtown traffic. She always loves the bubbles outside before and after we are in the museum. Definitely worth being a member.
  • 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.
  • Parking downtown always sucks...the museum has a lot but it was full. My son had a blast. Will go again
  • 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.
  • 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.