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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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  • There are loads of things for the kids to do on multiple floors. There are stairs as well as an elevator that will hold strollers. You can leave your stroller by the entrance as well. The activities i...  more »
  • Loved my girl and my teenage nieces. They have several activities for children such as handicrafts, painting and fine arts area.
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  • We visited with our 18 month old grandson and loved it. As the daughter of a Vietnam Vet and mother of two active duty service men, we really appreciated free admission in honor of Veteran's day! The ...  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.